College students are depressed, anxious "stress cases"

March 21, 2008

In a recent MTVu survey of 2,000 students on 40 US campuses, 80% said they experienced stress on a daily basis.  60% had trouble motivating themselves, and more than 50% had trouble sleeping and concentrating.  36% said they felt like failures at least some of the time, and 9% had seriously considered suicide in the past 12 months. Despite all this, only 20% were willing to make use of on-campus mental-health resources. 68% felt that the US made a mistake in going to war with Iraq. 62% said they had answered with "complete honesty." Executive Summary (4-page PDF) | The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription required) | Associated Press