More Mental Illness Among College Students

In a study at mid-size private university, severe mental illness among college students increased from 1997 to 2009, Science Daily reported from last week's American Psychological Association meeting.

"In the last 10 years, a shift in the needs of students seeking counseling services is becoming apparent," said John Guthman, PhD, author of the study and director of student counseling services at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. "University and college counseling services around the country are reporting that the needs of students seeking services are escalating toward more severe psychological problems.

Tagged: college students, mental illness, American Psychological Association


BNCCEO 8 years, 1 month ago

At the time of the Virginia Tech tragedy, the annual National Student Health Assessment reported that 44% of students said they had been "too depressed to function" sometime in the prior year. This is just another reason why we think the WRAP program which places Bert Nash clinicians in our schools is so important.

jestevens 8 years, 1 month ago

I would love to know more about what the WRAP folks do at the schools. Could you get those counselors to do some posts about their experiences?

jestevens 8 years, 1 month ago

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