Few students get mental health treatment they need

Only about 5% of students with mental health issues are getting help, according to research published in the the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling.

A study of just under 1200 students at a British university showed that the overall rate of emotional issues sufficiently serious as to require treatment was 17.3% (the figure for the general population was reported to be 17.6%). But the rate varied acros the years of the students' courses, tending to be at its lowest half way through the first year, then rising for the second and third years. Women students were about twice as likely as men to have mental health issues. Anxiety was more common (97% of those with mental illness) than depression at 46%.

More information at http://shura.shu.ac.uk/6449/

 

 

added at 12:12am on 16th December 2012

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