Health & Wellness


Health Basics

Explore the latest information from BestColleges on coronavirus and the impact on higher education and student life. We'll help first-time health insurance shoppers navigate the transition to your own healthcare and offer tips on finding the right doctors. Understanding the different food groups and planning your meals in advance can help set you up for a lifetime of healthy eating habits.

Mental Health

Native students' mental health conditions may be rooted in historical trauma. Learn about their experiences and need for culturally competent healthcare. Learn more about Latino/a mental health, what barriers can limit care, and how to find support and resources. Mental health resources are available to student veterans on and off campus. Identify support to overcome barriers using our mental health guide. Latino/a college students come from a diverse community with unique barriers to mental health treatment. Learn more on how to take care of your mental health. Culturally connected mental health resources can help boost academic success for Native and Indigenous American students. Black and African American college students experience disparities in mental health care. Read this guide to find support, including online resources. The mental health of Asian American and Pacific Islander students needs recognition and understanding to overcome barriers. Read more for helpful resources. For students with disabilities, adequate care for mental health is a key component to academic success. Find independent support and campus services in this guide. College is an exciting time for students, but it can also be overwhelming. Mental health services on college campuses can help. Learn how in this guide. LGBTQ+ students face barriers that negatively impact their mental wellness. This guide provides resources for finding affirming mental health support. First-generation college students face unique mental health challenges. Find out what type of support is typically available and what barriers still exist. College students self-harm for many reasons. Learn about the causes and types of self-harm and the steps to take to stop self-injury. Seasonal affective disorder can lead to severe depression in college students. Learn about the symptoms, the causes, and where to get help. Many college students have an eating disorder or know someone who does. Use these resources to get support, help others, or find treatment. Eating disorders are some of the most common mental health conditions among college students. Learn what causes an eating disorder and how to get help. Stress levels in college students may be on the rise, but there are many ways to combat it. Get helpful tips for managing stress in college. If you or someone you know is experiencing thoughts of suicide, here are some helpful resources you can use for support and guidance. Learn the signs and symptoms of the most common mental health conditions among college students, and find resources for support. Research indicates that more and more college students are thinking about suicide. Learn how to recognize the warning signs and get help. For students with mental health conditions, successfully transitioning to college rests on a number of factors. Learn how to succeed.

Physical Health & Safety

Sexual health is an important part of college students' sexual experiences. Learn about safer sex practices and get tips on reproductive health. College students self-harm for many reasons. Learn about the causes and types of self-harm and the steps to take to stop self-injury. Many students experience food and housing insecurity. Learn how these insecurities affect students. Get tips for overcoming common barriers. Many college students face food and housing insecurity. We've compiled a list of resources to help students get the help and support they need. Learn how sexual assault affects college students. Explore resources that can be used to help prevent and address sexual assault on campus. Find out about campus safety and security. Learn campus safety tips, common crimes, and what to do if you become a victim. Research indicates that more and more college students are thinking about suicide. Learn how to recognize the warning signs and get help. What is visual impairment? Learn more about useful visual accommodations and resources for students with visual impairments.