• Statistics

    25 percent of college students experience a mental health disorder each year. 1

    Suicide is the second leading cause of death on college campuses. 2

    42% of people with a substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental health disorder. 3

    76 percent of college students report feeling overwhelmed. 4

    80-90% of people with depression who seek help see improvement in their symptoms. 5

    1. Kessler RC, Chiu WT, Demler O, Walters EE. Prevalence, severity, and comorbidity of twelve-month DSM-IV disorders in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R). Archives of General Psychiatry, 2005 Jun;62(6):617-27.

    2 Suicide Prevention Resource Center. (2004). Promoting mental health and preventing suicide in college and university settings. Newton, MA: Education Development Center, Inc.

    3. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration http://www.samhsa.gov/co-occurring/topics/data/disorders.aspx

    4 Kadison, Richard. Digeronimo, Theresa Foy. College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to do About it. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2004.

    5. http://www.allaboutdepression.com/gen_01.html

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