Since it is going back-to-school season, I thought I’d educate you on some alarming statistics about depression among college students. Here are the facts, just the facts:
One out of every five young people and one out of ever four college students or adults suffers from some form of diagnosable mental illness.
About 19 precent of young people contemplate or attempt suicide each year.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among people ages 15-24, and the second leading cause of death in college students ages 20-24.
Over 66 percent of young people with a substance use disorder have a co-occurring mental health problem.