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Colleges See Rise In Mental Health Issues : NPR October 22, 2009

Colleges See Rise In Mental Health Issues : NPR.

Whether the rise in mental illness among college students is due to an actual increase or better reporting or treatment, the astounding fact is that 15% of current college students report having been diagnosed with depression sometime in their lives. Some make an argument that today’s adolescents have been over-medicated. From my perspective it is undeniable that navigating the path to adulthood is stressful and debilitating. With less stable social support and capitol college students need a few attentive adults paying close attention.

The audio clips included in this piece are intriguing.