Another day, another story about how freaked out college students are. Maybe they heard about this recession thing?
Hot on the heels of a study showing that college kids are taking more psychiatric meds than ever before, a new survey has found that the nation's freshmen suffer "record-low levels of emotional health." According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, 51.9% of students responding to "The American Freshman" survey reported good or above-average emotional health, the lowest percentage since the survey started asking about it in 1985. And interestingly, Denise Hayes of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors says anxiety has overtaken depression as students' most common mental health issue.