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College Depression

Why Social Perfection Can Be 'Toxic' For College Students

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 08.14.2015 | College

Nearly 1,100 suicides happen on college campuses each year, indicating that many students who portray themselves as happy-go-lucky on social media are...

My Semicolon Tattoo Is More Than Art. It's a Reminder to Keep Going

Heather Parrie | Posted 07.14.2016 | Women
Heather Parrie

A semicolon is a place in a sentence where the author has the decision to stop with a period, but chooses not to. A semicolon is a reminder to pause and then keep going. I got this tattoo as a promise to myself that I would never willingly end my sentence.

Tyler Kingkade

55 Colleges Plan Review Of Mental Health Programs On Campus | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2014 | College

Fifty-five colleges and universities have signed on to participate in a program run by two prominent nonprofits to examine how well the schools are ha...

Why Admitting You're Depressed Is Like Coming Out of the Closet

Emma Davis | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Emma Davis

If we as a society can understand that being gay is not the same thing as "experimenting," maybe we can someday understand that depressed people are not simply "having a bad day."

Lonely Street of Dreams

Stephen Gray Wallace | Posted 03.12.2014 | Parents
Stephen Gray Wallace

It is a cruel irony that some students may find that this time in their life when they have the most social interaction is also the time when they feel most isolated. The holiday season offers parents a unique opportunity to gauge their student's adjustment and provide support before they return for second semester.

Stigmas Stunt Healing Process

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 06.04.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

When people get sick, they are advised to go see a doctor. When people want to lose weight, they are advised to go to a gym. However, when people are depressed, they are advised to let it pass.

The Sad Socrates Effect at Harvard

Wyatt Troia | Posted 04.30.2013 | College
Wyatt Troia

What converts our pressure-induced stress into chronic depression and suicidal thoughts? High intelligence may be the culprit.

Everyone's Battle: Confronting College Depression

Julia Lurie | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Julia Lurie

As I talk to more and more of my peers and learn about the inner workings of the university's mental health resources, I am confronting an unfortunate reality: there are many students who have or are currently dealing with mental health issues in one way or another.

When College Is Not The Best Time Of Your Life

Inside Higher Ed | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

We've all heard the clichéd description of college as "the best years of your life." For those of us whose undergraduate years are a distant memory, ...

More College Students Suffer From Mental Illness: Study

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a recently released study, more students today are diagnosed with and receive medication for mental illness. The Los Angeles Times repor...