Free and open discussion about mental health (HMS)

Compared to their national counterparts, more MIT undergraduate respondents and about the same number of graduate respondents agreed with the statement, “At my school, I feel that the campus climate encourages free and open discussion about mental and emotional health.” (UG: MIT 47%, 42% National; Grad: MIT 39%, 40% National).

However, compared to their national counterparts:

  • Fewer MIT undergraduate respondents and about the same number of graduate respondents agreed with the statement, “At my school, I feel that students’ mental and emotional well-being is a priority.” (UG: MIT 39%, 49% National; Grad: MIT 46%, 47% National).
  • More MIT respondents agreed with the statement “At my school, I feel that the academic environment has a negative impact on students’ mental and emotional well-being,” (UG: MIT 77%, 36% National; Grad: MIT 65%, 38% National).