The majority of college students say they have experienced mental health issues on campus, putting the burden on higher-ed leaders to support student mental health and well-being, according to a new report.

Barnes and Noble Education surveyed 762 college students to understand how they handle and support mental and physical well-being. The results offer an opportunity for campus leaders to create initiatives for student mental health support.

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Seventy-six percent of students say they have experienced mental health issues such as significant stress, anxiety, or depression. Among those students, 89 percent report high levels of stress, 86 percent experience anxiety, and 66 percent experience depression.

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