December 7, 2004
USA Today highlights NAMI study on need for mental health services on campus asnd student willingness to access them. This trend can be attributed to several things including a recent rise in suicides on several campuses, students acquiring mental health diagnoses before attending college and requiring services, and increased acceptance and understanding of mental health issues. Earlier this year NAMI, in conjunction with Abbott Laboratories, commissioned a study to better understand the issues surrounding mental illness and bipolar disorder. This study surveyed over 1000 college students, over 1000 parents of college students, and nearly 300 individuals with bipolar disorder. Some key findings from this study include:
Parents and students alike do not realize the enormous consequences of untreated bipolar disorder.
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