Why not reach out?
On the 2015 Enrolled Student Surveys, students were asked to "Think back to a time this academic year when you had a personal concern that was impacting your life, but you did not reach out for help. What made you decide not to reach out?"
Students might not ask for help because they don't want to burden others; feel they can handle it on their own; or don't want MIT to know they had a problem.
From the 2015 Healthy Minds Study, close to 30% of respondents have received counseling or therapy in the past year, higher than the 22% seen in national, and 17% are currently receiving counseling or therapy.