Sensitive Personal Data of MIT Students Collected by the Healthy Minds Study

Below are select personal data collected about MIT students via the University of Michigan's Healthy Minds Study (HMS). These items are taken directly from the survey's 18-page questionnaire.

Violence and Sexual Assault

  • Sexual assault victim
    • Victim of any sexual assault
    • Attempted penetration
    • Actually penetrated
    • Unwanted sexual force, threat, incapacitation
  • Struck or injured by another (as victim)
  • Struck or injured another (as perpetrator)

Specific Self Harm Behavior

  • Attempted suicide
  • Made a plan for attempting suicide
  • Thought about attempting suicide
  • Carved words or symbols into skin
  • Burned self
  • Cut self
  • Punched or banged self
  • Punched or banged an object to hurt self
  • Rubbed sharp objects into skin
  • Scratched self
  • Bit self
  • Pulled ones' hair
  • Interfered with a wound healing

Personal Details

  • Transgender status
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Religious views
  • Parents' financial situation
  • Body self-image (overweight / underweight)

Specific Medical Diagnosis

  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizo-affective disorder
  • Bipolar/manic depression
  • Psychosis
  • Brief psychotic disorder
  • Delusional disorder
  • Schizophrenia disorder
  • Shared psychotic disorder
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Dysthymia (chronic depression)
  • Cyclothymia (can be thought of as low-level bipolar disorder)
  • Antisocial personality disorder
  • Avoidant personality disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Dependent personality disorder
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Narcissistic personality disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizotypal personality disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Eating Disorder
  • Substance Abuse
  • Major depressive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD)
  • Learning Disability
  • Bulimia
  • Binge-eating disorder
  • Alcohol abuse or other alcohol-related disorders

Specific Drug Use

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine (crack, coke)
  • Amphetamines (Adderall, Ritalin, methamphetamines, crystal meth, speed, uppers, ups)
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy (MDMA)
  • Other psychedelics or hallucinogens like mushrooms, mescaline or PCP
  • Club drugs (Special K, Super K, Ketamine, Liquid G, GHB)
  • Marijuana/cannabis (hashish, blunts)
  • Synthetic marijuana/cannabis (or Spice, K2)
  • Barbiturates or sedatives (prescription-type sleeping pills like Seconal, Ambien, Nembutal, downs or Yellow Jackets)
  • Tranquilizers (prescription-type drugs like Valium, Librium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin)
  • Pain relievers/ other opiate-type prescription drugs (codeine, morphine, Demerol, Percodan, Percocet, Vicodin, Oxycontin/oxycodon)

Prescription Medication Use: Past & Present

  • Psychostimulants (e.g., methylphenidate (Ritalin, or Concerta), amphetamine salts (Adderall), dextroamphetamine (Dexedrine), etc.)
  • Antidepressants (e.g., fluoxetine (Prozac), sertraline (Zoloft), paroxetine (Paxil), escitalopram (Lexapro), venlafaxine (Effexor), buproprion (Wellbutrin), etc.)
  • Anti-psychotics (e.g., haloperidol (Haldol), clozapine (Clozaril), risperidone (Risperdal), olanzapine (Zyprexa), etc.)
  • Anti-anxiety medications (e.g., lorazepam (Ativan), clonazepam (Klonopin), alprazolam (Xanax), buspirone (BuSpar), etc.)
  • Mood stabilizers (e.g., lithium, valproate (Depakote), lamotrigine (Lamictal), carbamazapine (Tegretol), etc.)
  • Sleep medications (e.g., zolpidem (Ambien), zaleplon (Sonata), etc.)
  • Use of medication(s) without a prescription

Drinking, Sex, Gambling

  • Number of recent sex partners
  • Heavy drinking (four or more, five or more)
  • Gambling (sports betting, cards for money, online, lottery, pool, slots, horses)

Use of Mental Health Services: Past & Present

  • Number of visits in last year
  • Identity of Mental Health Service Provider
    • MIT Medical
    • iREFS (for graduate students), Medlinks (for undergraduate students)
    • Psychiatric Emergency Services/Psych Emergency Room (ER)
    • Inpatient psychiatric hospital
    • Partial hospitalization program
    • Provider in the local community (not on campus)
    • Provider in another location (such as your hometown)
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