Crisis on Campus
Colleges see record numbers of students seeking help for mental health

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Across Southern California campuses, from large research universities to small, elite liberal arts schools and religion-affiliated colleges, counselors are reporting a tsunami-like surge of students requesting help for mental health issues, including anxiety and depression. The causes are many, experts say, ranging from academic pressures to anxiety about sexual orientation or being first members of their family ever to seek higher education. Colleges are scrambling to respond.


Claudia Boyd-Barrett

Claudia Boyd-Barrett is a writer for the Center for Health Reporting at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics.

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