Take the Healthy Minds Survey for a chance to win one of many prizes!

Cabrillo students participating in this survey will be eligible for one of the following prizes available only to those who complete the survey: One of 10 Amazon Gift Cards, valued at $50 each, or one of 250 SHS merchandise.

What are the most important things to know?

This is an online survey study about mental health and related topics. You and your fellow current Cabrillo students are being asked to participate, along with those at other institutions. Your responses will help improve understanding of how campuses can support student mental health more effectively. The survey typically takes about 25 minutes to complete. Your responses will be kept anonymous and secure, and will not be connected with your name, email, or any other identifying information.

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Who’s doing this study?

The Healthy Minds Study team at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health and Cabrillo College Student Health Services.

Why is this survey important?

· Cabrillo and the Healthy Minds Study team wants to better understand student mental health. We’re asking thousands of students around the world questions about their well-being, where they get support, and other mental and emotional health issues. Cabrillo will also get valuable information to help the campus community make decisions about mental health programs and resources on campus.

How was I selected for this study? We hope all current Cabrillo students will participate in the Study.

What will taking this survey be like?
  • Time: It takes about 25 minutes to complete the survey.

  • Main Topics:

  • Mood and emotions

  • Mental health and emotional issues you may have experienced

  • Physical health and lifestyle

  • Use of alcohol and other drugs

  • Support you may or may not have received

  • Academic life

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You’ll be entered into a national sweepstakes for one of ten $100 prizes and one of two $500 prizes (even if you don’t participate). The drawing will happen in the summer of 2022 at the Univ of Michigan School of Public Health in Ann Arbor, MI. We’ll email the winners to let them know how to collect their prize. Your chances of winning one of these national prizes are about 5 in 100,000.

Additionally, participating in this survey will make you eligible for one of the following prizes available only to students who complete the survey at Cabrillo College: One of 10 Amazon Gift Card, valued at $50 each, or one of 250 SHS merchandise.

That’s fine -- you can come back to the website to continue where you left off. However, this may not work if you have cookies disabled in your browser. In order to maintain your anonymity, the survey does not record your IP address or any other identifying information, and therefore cannot bring back up your survey-in-progress if you change your browser or device.

Potential benefits to you:

  • You may learn important information about available mental health services and tools, on- and off-campus.

  • You may choose to learn more about your unique mental health status after you fill out the survey. Keep in mind that feedback provided in the survey is not a diagnosis, but a description of possible mental health concerns for you.

Benefits to your campus:

  • This research will help your campus better understand how to provide quality mental health services for students.

  • Some questions ask about sensitive information such as your emotional health, substance use, and sexual assault. You can skip any questions you do not wish to answer. Even if you decide to participate now, you may change your mind and stop at any time.

  • Some of the survey topics could make you uncomfortable, such as questions about depression, anxiety, and eating concerns. If any questions make you feel worried or unhappy, you can contact the resource listed at the top of each page of the survey or the resources provided at the very end of the survey.

Yes, this survey was designed to protect your privacy and anonymity. Data are collected in a completely anonymous manner, without any direct or indirect identifying information explicitly or passively collected. The data from this study, without any identifiable information, is stored in a secure digital location by the research team for future research purposes. Any reports or articles written about this survey will describe people’s answers altogether (in the aggregate or as a whole), and will not contain any information that could allow someone to identify you. Participating institutions will receive a completely de-identified data set. Survey questions have been carefully reviewed by expert researchers to make sure that there are no items that could be used by anyone to deductively identify you. This helps make sure that no one at your school can look at the de-identified data set and guess who you are by “connecting-the-dots” with indirectly identifying information.

We may retain your identifiers for up to three years for follow-up studies, In that case, we may contact you again. If not, we will destroy your name and email before September of next academic year. If you participate in this survey, we may contact you to participate in the survey in the future. If you are contacted, and you do participate in the follow-up survey, you will be given a $10 reward, in addition to the potential to receive a sweepstake prize or a prize to provide your school.

Your survey responses will be used to help Cabrillo better understand the well-being needs and experiences on your campus. Schools have used this data to help them make decisions about hiring counselors, initiating mental health and well being programs, services, interventions, and campaigns, changing policy, and more. Ultimately, what your school uses the data for is up to them. Furthermore, your school’s data will become part of the Healthy Minds team’s international dataset, which is used by researchers, organizations, and governments to better understand student mental health.

We only share de-identified data sets, without your name, email, or other information that would identify you. These data sets do not even have school names attached. The data sets may have some information about your school, like region of the country, public or private school designation, the highest level degree offered at your school, or similar information -- but that’s it! Researchers who use our data sets have to agree to never publish, present, or otherwise publicize any school’s name, or allow for the possibility for anyone to “connect-the-dots” and identify schools and their school-specific results.

For more on how we use our data, visit our website: healthymindsnetwork.org.

We do our best to make our study data available to our partner organizations and other researchers in an effort to create a clear and comprehensive understanding of student mental health across the entire nation and abroad.

As this survey is anonymous, our team never obtains your official grades or scores. Any information the final data set has on your academic performance is from your own survey responses, and cannot be used to identify you.

  • This research study holds a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that we cannot be forced to disclose any research information that may identify you, even by a court subpoena, in any federal, state, or local civil, criminal, administrative, legislative, or other proceedings. In general, we will use the Certificate to resist any demands for information that would identify you, except as described below.

  • If required by local or state law, we will have to report to the appropriate authorities in specific cases, such as if you indicate that you may imminently harm yourself or someone else.

  • Please note that a Certificate of Confidentiality does not prevent you or a member of your family from voluntarily releasing information about yourself or your involvement in this research. If an insurer, employer, or other person obtains your written consent to receive research information, then we may not use the Certificate to withhold that information.