Balancing Act: Understanding the Intersection of Basic Needs and Mental Wellbeing in College

This brief focuses on the intersection of basic needs security and mental wellbeing in college students using data from over 62,000 participants in the Fall 2023 Student Financial Wellness Survey (SFWS). The high prevalence of food and housing insecurity, and the alarming rates of depression and anxiety, underscore the urgent need for action to address these intertwined issues.