Teen depression and stress is prevalent in high school and college, and according to a report on Washington.edu, over a fourth of college students in the state have struggled with depression and anxiety.
This comes from a survey of over 10,000 students at 13 colleges in Washington, two and four year colleges, and as Washington.edu reports, the reason for this survey comes “as the state Legislature considers two bills that would fund suicide prevention resources in higher education and additional mental health counselors for college students who are veterans.”
As an associate professor of social work at the University of Washington continues, “Nearly 4 out of 5 college students report that emotional distress impacts their academic performance. During this major transition time in the lives o students, it is important to provide them with counseling and other types of support for emotional distress to ensure they can set a healthy course…”
In conducting this poll, which also stated that 76% of the students profiled had academic problems because of their emotional and mental struggles, a University of Washington source said, “We want to help students develop healthy coping skills, resilience in the face of disappointment and life challenges, and enough awareness to know when they need help.
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