Are college counseling centers actually taking care of the students they’re intended to serve? A new study has the answers. Out of 765 college students with mental health issues, more than 60% left school because of these problems, reports a study from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Here are some interesting findings:
- 27% listed depression as their health issue
- 24% had bipolar disorder
- 11% had anxiety
- 12% reported health issues including eating disorders, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
When these students were asked how supportive their schools were of their mental health issues:
- 35% said not very supportive
- 25% said somewhat supportive
- 24% said supportive
- 11% said very supportive
The connection between withdrawing from school and campus counseling services?
Some students said they were unaware of the services provided by their schools; others knew about the services but didn’t find them particularly helpful.
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