UNCF Releases a Call to Action for Enhanced Mental Health Support at HBCUs Ahead of a Groundbreaking Fall 2024 Report

Today, UNCF (United Negro College Fund) and its Institute for Capacity Building announced the publication of “From Awareness to Action: The Imperative for Enhanced Mental Health Support at HBCUs”. Released during Mental Health Awareness Month, the report shares key insights into the state of mental health on Black college campuses and previews a groundbreaking research report on mental health perceptions and attitudes at Black colleges and universities, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs). Conducted in partnership with the Healthy Minds Study, the subsequent report will be released in Fall 2024.

“HBCUs have been shelters in a storm, creating spaces for belonging, vulnerability, and well-being for their students during one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of higher education,” said Julian Thompson, Senior Director, Strategy Development, United Negro College Fund. “We’re proud to shine a light on the great work HBCUs are doing to support the mental and emotional well-being of their students, while also calling for more robust resources, supports and systems that will enable these institutions to fulfill their student-centered missions.”

Read more and download the report below.