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Mental Health Information

This guide provides information to assist users find mental health resources to become aware of and to make choices toward a fulfilling life. This LibGuide is for informational purposes only.

College Statistics

Two-Year  Number of Students

Food Insecurity

Housing Insecurity Homelessness
Psychological Disorders 13,510 58% 69% 26%

Source:  2018 #RealCollegeSurvey

University Statistics

Four-Year Number of Students Food Insecurity Housing Insecurity Homelessness
Psychological Disorders 6,608 51% 56% 20%

Source:  2018 #RealCollegeSurvey


  • Rates of basic needs insecurity are higher for students attending two-year colleges compared to those attending four-year colleges.
  • Rates of basic needs insecurity are higher for marginalized students, including African Americans, students identifying as LGBTQ, and students who are independent from their parents or guardians for financial aid purposes.
  • Students who have served in the military, former foster youth, and students who were formerly convicted of a crime are all at greater risk of basic needs insecurity.
  • Students who served in the military are more likely to experience both housing insecurity (61%) and homelessness (23%) than students who did not.
  • Students with children experience higher rates of food insecurity (53%) and housing insecurity (66%) as compared with those who do not have children.
  • Pell Grant recipients experience greater basic needs insecurity compared with students who do not receive the Pell.
  • Students who reported having psychological disorders struggle the most with basic needs insecurity.

Source:  2018 #RealCollegeSurvey


Need Help?

Single Stop MDC

Single Stop offers students a wide array of services, including public benefits screening, financial coaching, individual counseling, tax preparation, access to a food pantry, and various other services. All of our services are free to Miami Dade College students and their immediate family members.

For more information, please see: Single Stop at Miami Dade College