Albion, MI: Survey: 39% of college students are so depressed that "functioning is difficult"

Nov 27, 2017, Albion (MI) Pleiad: Opinion: The Truth About Mental Health in College The decline of some students’ mental health once college hits could be attributed in part to adjusting to new teaching styles and classroom settings, which differ immensely from high school. Furthermore, acclimating to a new social climate creates added stress in students day to day lives. College is a stressful time. ... Depression and anxiety rank as the most commonly treated mental disorders on college campuses, which is sensical given the uncomfortable feeling which accompanies moving away from home. In fact, a 2016 survey conducted by the American Psychological Association reported that 39.1 percent of college students claimed to be so depressed that functioning was difficult. …

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