Spring 2018


Capstone Project

Degree Name



Susan Manikowski

Content Expert

Christina Holmgren


The research question addressed in this project was, how can admission professionals identify and support prospective college students struggling with mental health concerns? Mental health is a growing topic of concern in education and the project was inspired by the increasing need for identification and support for students suffering from mental health distress. Research focuses on the impact of mental health concern identification and support, the social impact on help-seeking behaviors and disclosure, and the current position of colleges and K-12 schools in supporting mental health. The project is influenced by the literature review and the research found on the impact of early and continued professional support for mental health conditions, which lead to the creation of a resource guide. The guide synthesizes the available literature, provides readily accessible resources to aid admission professionals in their work with students, and promotes continued discussions on the topic of mental health in higher education.

Project Type

Resource Guide


Staff Development, mental health, college admissions

Included in

Education Commons