Mental Illness Rising Amongst College Students

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Studies showing that mental health problems, like depression, are on the rise in college students:

"When depression stopped him from being the person he wanted to be, Collin Webster, a recent MSU graduate, knew it was time to seek help.

“I think it was a point where I felt I didn’t understand myself,” he said. “It was a feeling of total hopelessness — bitter and crippling hopelessness.”

Webster is one of a growing number of college students who have dealt with a mental illness, such as depression.

Out of the total number of students nationally who sought counseling last year, about 44 percent suffered severe psychological disorders, about a 16 percent increase from 2000, according to a recent survey by the American College Counseling Association, or ACCA."

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