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College Survey: 64% with Mental Health Problems Withdraw; 79% Call for Faculty Training

(11/6/2012)

College Survey: 64 Percent of Students with Mental Health Problems Withdraw from School; 79 Percent Call for Faculty Training for Mental Health Awareness
NAMI

October 31, 2012

Sixty-four percent of students who experience mental health problems in college end up withdrawing from school, according to a survey report, College Students Speak, released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  NAMI Executive Director Michael J. Fitzpatrick said “Mental illness can be treated and successfully managed, but too many students are forced to abandon their promise and talent when they confront mental health issues in their college careers.  The survey reveals an extremely important need to train college faculty and staff as a first line of defense for mental health awareness.”

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Keywords: college, survey, students, mental health, faculty, training



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