Our counseling office in Boulder, CO works with many college-aged patients. Depression among college students is a growing issue on university and college campuses across the United States. Growing pressures for good grades, worries about mounting debt, and anxiety about a weak job market can all pile on a student, causing them to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. This is also a common age for mental health problems to manifest; if the college student doesn’t have a good support network around them, the issues may go undiagnosed for a long time and lead to worsening symptoms.
If you are in college and think you may be experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns, you aren’t alone. Anxiety is the number one concern of college students when it comes to mental health concerns; 46% of students who went to their university’s mental health center said they were concerned about anxiety. The American Psychological Association reports that in the 2012-2013 school year, almost half (48.7%) of students reported that they had been to counseling for mental health concerns. That number has been on a steady increase for the last several years and shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
Anxiety and depression can be debilitating mental health problems. If you have been struggling with these issues, help is available. You can speak to the counseling center at your school for a list of resources available to you or you can make an appointment with us. Call us at (720) 387-8458 or request an appointment online to learn more about what we do and how we can help.