Key Statistics on College Student Mental Health and the Benefits of Koru Mindfulness
College-aged adults often face a unique set of challenges and Koru is perfectly positioned to help them address those challenges through the practices of mindfulness and meditation.
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is the act of paying attention to your present-moment experience with an attitude of kindness and curiosity.
What is meditation?
Meditation is an intentional way of maintaining and improving your ability to be mindful.
By nearly every metric, student mental health is worsening.
In a national survey, 72% of students reported moderate or severe psychological distress.
National College Health Assessment, American College Health Association, 2021
Key takeaway: Record numbers of college students are struggling with stress-related mental health concerns. Koru’s evidence-based curriculum is proven to address these challenges.
Mindfulness was identified as one of the most important skills for improving mental health in the largest meta-analysis ever done on the effectiveness of psychotherapy.
Key takeaway: One of the most effective ways to bolster the mental health of students on campus is to teach them mindfulness skills. Koru was developed and proven to be effective for just this purpose. The data is clear that Koru helps with emotional distress and resilience in young adults.
This study showed that mindfulness training improves working memory capacity and GRE performance while reducing mind wandering.
Michael D Mrazek, Michael S Franklin, Dawa Tarchin Phillips, Benjamin Baird, Jonathan W Schooler, March 28, 2013
Key takeaway: The study’s results suggest that cultivating mindfulness is an effective and efficient technique for improving cognitive function, with wide-reaching consequences.
In 2022 during the COVID-19 pandemic, a study showed that Koru is effective when taught online and remotely.
Grazia Mirabito, MS, & Paul Verhaeghen, PhD, 2022
Key takeaway: Koru is effective when taught online and remotely. College students yielded benefits on stress, anxiety, and mood, even under the dire circumstances of a pandemic.
Learn more about Koru’s story, curriculum, and the evidence backing it.