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Big rise in rates of depression among students






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Depression among college students more than doubled between 2013 and 2021. Anxiety among students rose by 110 per cent, while depression jumped by 135 per cent. In 2021, over 60 per cent of students had some kind of mental health problem. This is double the figure from eight years ago. Even though alarm bells are ringing among mental health experts, the number of students trying therapy has fallen by 18 per cent.

Depression among students has been going up for decades. A researcher said: "The age of onset for lifetime mental health problems also directly coincides with traditional college years." Living away from home, can often be very stressful and cause depression. COVID-19, lockdowns, and school closures all worsened this mental health crisis. Many students are worried about their increasingly uncertain futures.

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