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Depression Among College Students On The Rise, According To U-M Study

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The University of Michigan Healthy Minds Studyreports that college students are more depressed and anxious than ever.  More on this from WEMU’s Heather Irvine.

Many college students feel isolated and the number of days of impairment continues to rise yet most students are not accessing mental health counseling.  A principal investigator of U-M’s Healthy Minds Study, Dr. Justin Heinze, underlines that rising rates of depression is not necessarily attributed to the fall of 2020 but is an overall trend. 

“We’re only identifying a problem here and not the cause, so before digging into that cause or some of those causes, I think one of the most important things is data shows is we need to make sure that students who are struggling have access to the resources they need.”

Heinze seeks to translate the study’s findings into actionable changes on campus for students, helping colleges and universities determine how to invest most effectively in the mental health and well-being of students.
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— Heather Irvine is a writer/reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact her at 734.487.3363 or email her studio@wemu.org

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