Rising Generation Brings Increased Challenges

*Characterized as suffering from depressed mood for two weeks or more, a loss of interest or pleasure in everyday activities, accompanied by other symptoms such as feelings of emptiness, hopelessness, anxiety, worthlessness.



17% increase in diagnosis of anxiety disorders in young people (aged 6 to 17) in the last 10 years.


32% of adolescents will meet criteria for an anxiety disorder by the age of 18.


Attention to supportive and inclusive student access, recruitment, retention and student success strategies will permeate all actions.

Source: Task Force on Future Academic Directions

Future focus

As more students learn remotely, access to critical student support services – housed on-campus or made available during inaccessible times – will become increasingly important to provide through flexible formats.