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Mental Health Problems Rising Among College Students

Dave_BerryDave_Berry CC Admissions Expert Posts: 2,792 Senior Member
"... College counselors are seeing a record number of students like Ebeling, who are dealing with a variety of mental health problems, from depression and anxiety, to more serious psychiatric disorders.

'What has increased over the past five years is threat-to-self characteristics, including serious suicidal thoughts and self-injurious behaviors,' said Ashley Stauffer, project manager for the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State University.

According to its data, collected from 139 institutions, 26 percent of students who sought help said they had intentionally hurt themselves; 33.2 percent had considered suicide, numbers higher than the previous year." ...

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/college-game-plan/mental-health-problems-rising-among-college-students-n777286
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