BU Today

Mental Health Matters

Mental Health has become a critical issue on college campuses. Here at BU, Behavioral Medicine clinicians report that the number of students in crisis coming in for help has increased sharply—from 647 in the 2014–2015 academic year to 906 last year. And the number of students needing medical transports for psychiatric evaluation has also risen, from 120 in the 2014–2015 academic year to 134 last year.

In light of this alarming trend, BU Today examines the state of mental health both nationally and at BU in this special three-part series. It includes recommendations for dealing with stress and anxiety and information on the many campus resources that provide help and support.”