Psychiatry Professor Calls For Identifying, Treating At Risk College Students

In an opinion piece in the Washington Post (12/22), Marney A. White, PhD, MS, an associate professor of psychiatry and chronic disease epidemiology at Yale University, writes that not only is suicide “the leading cause of death among college students,” but also that “nearly one in five college-aged adults currently have or will develop a mental health problem within the next year.” White calls for adoption of “a public health approach focused on early identification and treatment” of students who could be at risk for the development of a “serious mental disorder.”

Related Links:

— “To prevent suicide in college, make mental health screening mandatory,” Marney A. White, Washington Post, December 21, 2015.

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