Launching October 23rd! Check your email for a link to participate!

At NMU, we want everyone to fully realize their wellbeing, as whole people living in community and belonging with each other. That's why it's important to make your voice heard!  Northern Michigan University, in conjunction with the University of Michigan, is conducting a campus-wide survey about student and faculty/staff health and wellbeing called the Healthy Minds Study. What NMU learns from this survey will be used to inform wellbeing policy, programs and services for the benefit of our campus community. All responses are confidential!

Student FAQ    Faculty/Staff FAQ



Students, Faculty, and Staff Members Are Invited to Participate

During the 2021 Healthy Minds Survey 82% of students told us that therapy or counseling from any source was beneficial for their mental or emotional health. To help us keep our understanding of mental health perceptions current, please consider completing the survey. 

Survey Schedule:

  • October 23, 2023 - Open Enrollment 
  • October 26, 2023 - First Reminder Email
  • November 1, 2023 - Second Reminder Email
  • November 8, 2023 - Third Reminder Email
Student Topics Include:
  • Campus Sense of Belonging
  • Mental Health Status
  • Mental Health Service Utilization/ Help-Seeking
  • Knowledge and Attitudes about Mental Health and Mental Health Services
  • Upstander/Bystander Behaviors
  • Mental Health Climate
  • Resilience and Coping
Participating Students Could Win One of:
  • 500- $10.00 CatCa$h
  • 4- $100 Amazon Gift card
  • 1- $250 Amazon Gift card
Faculty/Staff Topics Include:
  • Faculty & Staff Wellbeing
  • Mental Health Service Utilization, Support, & Help-Seeking
  • Supporting Students
  • Campus Climate
Participating Faculty and Staff Members Could Win One of:
  • 4- $100 Amazon Gift card
  • 1- $250 Amazon Gift card


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What is the Healthy Minds Network?

The Healthy Minds Network is one of the nation’s premier research organizations contributing to adolescent and young adult mental health.  HMN is dedicated to improving the mental and emotional well-being of young people through innovative, multidisciplinary scholarship. HMN spans coast to coast with our principal investigators at the University of California-Los Angeles, the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and Boston University. Our network proudly serves as a resource for post-secondary education administrators, students, researchers, clinicians, policy-makers, and the greater public.

For 15 years, the network has administered the Healthy Minds Study (HMS), a population-level survey of post-secondary student mental health, collecting over 740,000 responses from students at more than 530 colleges and universities. The network’s research efforts have expanded into other facets of mental health in educational settings, including the role and health of faculty and staff.