Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Number Of College Students Seeking Mental Health Treatment Is Growing Rapidly - Tyler Kingkade, Huffington Post

An increasing number of college students are seeking help for mental health issues, at a rate outpacing the growth in enrollment by five-fold, a new report shows. Data collected at 139 college and university counseling centers, from 2009-2010 through 2014-2015, reflects "slow but consistent" growth in students reporting depression, anxiety and social anxiety. And 20 percent of students seeking mental health treatment, the report found, are taking up about half of all campus counseling center appointments. The 2015 annual report that was released earlier this week from the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University is based on data that focused on 100,736 college students nationwide seeking mental health treatment. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/college-students-mental-health-treatment_us_5696a1dde4b0ce496422e8f1

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