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Increased Mental Health Support Needed at US Colleges and Universities
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Today's New York Times has an article on the growing need for mental health services at our nation's colleges and universities.

The article contains a few startling statistics:

  • Forty-six percent of college students said they felt “things were hopeless” at least once in the previous 12 months, and nearly a third had been so depressed that it was difficult to function, according to a 2009 survey by the American College Health Association.
  • Of 133 student suicides reported in the American College Counseling Association’s survey of 320 institutions last year, fewer than 20 had sought help on campus.

Read more here.