The Mental Health Challenges Experienced by Student Parents

A 2020 study found that thirty percent of student parents reported experiencing depression at the time they were surveyed, and thirty percent stated they were experiencing moderately severe to severe levels of depression. This literature review from Ascend at the Aspen Institute and The Jed Foundation provides a synthesis of the scholarship on the mental health challenges experienced by student parents and recommendations for designing a study specifically on the mental health of student parents.