Time Magazine Highlights College Students' Growing Demand for Mental Health Services

Posted on March 26, 2018

Time magazine recently took a close look at the how students' increased demand for mental health services during college is creating challenges for both students and colleges. The article, Record Numbers of College Students Are Seeking Treatment for Depression and Anxiety -- But Schools Can't Keep Up by Katie Reilly, points both to the efforts colleges are making to increase and update their services, and​ to the programs that have been created off-campus. College Re-Entry is mentioned as one of the off-campus programs successfully helping students develop the skills they need to succeed in college.

The article begins and ends with one of College Re-Entries alumni, Nelly, who inspires us all with her determination, generosity toward others and willingness to speak out.

The numbers are staggering: "Between 2009 and 2015, the number of students visiting counseling centers increased by about 30% on average, while enrollment grew by less than 6%, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health found in a 2015 report. Students seeking help are increasingly likely to have attempted suicide or engaged in self-harm, the center found. In spring 2017, nearly 40% of college students said they had felt so depressed in the prior year that it was difficult for them to function, and 61% of students said they had “felt overwhelming anxiety” in the same time period, according to an American College Health Association survey of more than 63,000 students at 92 schools."

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