In the UK, a survey released by the National Union of Students (NUS) found that eight out of 10 students self-identify as experiencing mental health issues. The survey looked at 1,093 students during the months of November and December.
“More than half (54%) of respondents who reported having experienced mental health problems said they did not seek support,” explained The Guardian. “A third said they would not know where to get mental health support from at their college or university if they needed it, while 40% reported being nervous about the support they would receive from their institution.”
To offer a comparison, in the US one in four students are said to have a diagnosed mental issue, with 40% of students deciding not to seek help.
In the UK, Parliament was set to meet in an effort to better address the mental health issues across universities. Hopefully the US government will follow suit.
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