Eisenberg – though universities are getting better at addressing mental health, symptoms appear to be growing more severe.
The sheer volume of mental health problems isn’t the only challenge. Symptoms appear to be growing more severe, Daniel Eisenberg, professor of health management and policy at the University of Michigan and director of the Healthy Minds Network, told the Deseret News. He said nearly half of students with serious need weren’t being treated as waiting lists that sometimes stretched months and too few resources thwarted efforts to provide help. Colleges were not designed with mental health crises in mind and many students underestimate the severity of their symptoms.