What Percentage Of Students Suffer From Mental Health Issues In India?

By Ishika S.

9th August, 2023

Mental health refers to a state of emotional, cognitive and behavioural wellbeing. It is all about the individual’s thought process and how it reflects feelings and behaviour.


“Here’s everything you need to know about students mental health in India”

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) survey revealed that 12-13 per cent of students in India suffer from psychological, emotional and behavioural conditions and around 44% suffer from depression.

Students Suffering  With Poor Mental Health

UNICEF On Students Mental Health

According to UNICEF's survey findings for 21 countries in The State of the World's Children 2021 report, every one in seven youngsters between 15 and 24 years in India reported some form of poor mental health such as feelings of depression or disinterest.

According to a study, Major depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, substance use are commonly reported conditions and their onset is in adolescence in students.

Most Common Mental Health Issues In Students

Entering A College

College life brings in not only fun and adventures but also comes with many challenges. One of the most exciting and sometimes stressful transitions is that of entering a college, this transition might lead to a lot of stress in students.

There are studies in India, showing a higher (44.1%) prevalence of depression among higher secondary school students. Hence Mental health needs to be accessible to students.