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This press release replaces one dated Oct. 31, 2012. An error in the original was brought to NAMI’s attention on Nov. 29, 2012 and a correction was issued on Dec. 4, 2012.
College Survey: 50 Percent of College Students with Mental Health Problems Who Withdraw from School Because of Mental Health Issues Never Access College Mental Health Services
ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 6, 2012 -- Sixty-four percent of students who experience mental health problems in college and withdraw from school do so because of their mental health issues, according to a survey report, College Students Speak, released today by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Of that group, 50 percent never access college mental health services.
A total of 765 students living with mental illness took the survey. Ten percent were no longer in school..
Additional findings include:
NAMI conducted the survey from August to November 2011. The results were released for the first time on Oct. 31, 2012.
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, supports and research and is steadfast in its commitment to raising awareness and building a community of hope.