Boynton Health Survey UMN 2013

Major shout out to Leah for telling me about this! Found actual statistics from U of M students in 2013 and the common illnesses!

Mental illnesses affect the physical, emotional, and cognitive ability and can lead to poor academic work, lower graduation rates, and poor interpersonal relationships.

· Some reasons for counseling include multicultural and gender issues, life transitions, stress, career and developmental needs, violence, interpersonal relationships, and serious emotional and psychological problems.

· Compared to other age groups, young adults (18–25 years old), have the highest rate of mental health problems in the United States.

o 29.8% of young adults are diagnosed with a mental, behavioral, and/or emotional disorder of sufficient duration through the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV.

o 7.6% are diagnosed with a mental illness that cause functional impairment.

o 8.3% are diagnosed with major depressive disorder.

o 6.6% have serious thoughts of suicide.

o 11.4% are treated for their diagnoses.

· 35% of the females on campus have been diagnosed with a mental illness at least once in their life and 16.9% of the females have been diagnosed within the past 12 months.

· 22% of the men on campus have been diagnosed with a mental illness at least once in their life and 10.2% of the men have been diagnosed within the past 12 months.

· 29.3% say they were unable to manage the stress they’ve endured in the past 12 months.

Conditions that were diagnosed from students on campus are: anorexia, anxiety, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder, bulimia, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, seasonal affective disorder, and social phobia. (I have the actual percentage numbers of people affected).