MIT Increasing Student Mental Health Services

The Boston Globe (9/4, Krantz) reports that beginning “this academic year,” the Massachusetts Institute of Technology “will provide more mental health counselors, create a drop-in center for students to talk with professionals, and make it easier for students to seek professional services off campus.” The institute is implementing the changes “after campus officials reviewed the results of a survey administered to students in April and May, which found that 24 percent of undergraduate respondents have been diagnosed with one or more mental health disorders by a health professional.” Within the past year, there have been four suicides at MIT.

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— “In wake of suicides, MIT bolsters mental health services,” Laura Krantz, Boston Globe, September 3, 2015.

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