Experts Taking Action To Address Mental Health Crisis On US College Campuses.

Medscape (4/11, Brauser) reported, “Experts are taking action to address the growing mental health crisis on US college campuses,” involving mental illness, substance abuse and high levels of stress. Philip R. Muskin, MD, who chairs “the scientific program committee for the 2014 and 2015 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting, agreed that there is often a ‘perfect storm’ of things that can hit students soon after arriving on campus.” Dr. Muskin said, “So schools themselves, not just counseling services, need to set policies about drinking and about underage drinking. And they need to set up active programs for mental health care that are ongoing.”

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