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The Medical Leave Problem College Students Struggling With Depression Face

from Deseret News

From July 2: A Brown University student who had a mental breakdown before being put on medical leave has engaged in a dogged and so-far futile attempt to return to the campus, Buzzfeed reports, despite his having given up all alcohol and drugs and getting therapy. And Dave, the nickname Buzzfeed used to protect the student's privacy, is far from alone in the stress he faced. "The emotional health of incoming college freshmen is at its lowest point in at least three decades, according to the annual American Freshman Survey," Buzzfeed notes. "More than 30 percent of students say they have felt so depressed in the past year "that it was difficult to function," according to the American College Health Association, and more than half have felt "overwhelming anxiety." Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among college-age students." more


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