More students are coming to college with severe mental health disorders like bipolar, ADHD, depression and schizophrenia.
A 2010 national survey shows the number of students seeking counseling for severe psychological problems has more than doubled in the last 10 years. In the worse case scenario, such trends in mental health may cause students to become violent to themselves or others, if there is no early intervention and psychological services are not sought.
These stories are part of a collaboration with the Investigative Journalism Education Consortium, which includes Midwest university journalism professors and students working on news projects in the public interest. The Consortium is supported by a grant from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.