55% of college first years report being stressed

Mindhood provides support for college students

of first year college students report being stressed

Technology Use

Over the course of the last eleven years, cell phones have shifted the way students communicate. Are we building authentic and intentional relationships? Research shows a direct correlation between tech use and an increase in depression being reported by college students.


According to Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of college first years reporting being stressed. According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, in a 2015 report, between 2009 and 2015 the number of students visiting counseling centers increased by about 30%


In the spring of 2017, nearly 40% of college students said they had felt so depressed in the prior year that it was difficult for them to function. 61% of students said they had “felt overwhelming anxiety” in the same time period, according to an American College Health Association survey of more than 63,000 students at 92 schools.
the pilot program
  For the 2018-2019 school year MINDHOOD is launching pilots on college campuses to get student feedback on how they build communities. The ultimate goal is to flip the culture of tech use and to see if mindful use of technolgy can increase happiness on college campuses. 

Mindfulness Training

Community Building

Texting Support

what students are saying…
I am now trying to focus on dealing with stress by making changes that positively impact my health, rather than deteriorate it. These include mindfulness and meditation and are are laughably simple, but you may not be able to imagine how much better they make you feel. Max Dartmouth College '19

My first instinct was always to take a Snapchat of something and I realized I was living for someone else instead of for me.

Kate UMASS Amherst