Posted by Heidi Buech on Sep 18, 2018

By Johanna Younghans

September 10, 2018

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For college-bound students and their families, the start of the school year
can be a time of excitement and optimism, but a new study brings to light
that the college years are also a time of increased risk of stressful events
and a wide range of accompanying mental health challenges, including risk of
suicide.

Published online in Depression and Anxiety, study by Harvard Medical School
researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital that looked at more than 67,000
college students from across more than 100 institutions found that while
racial or ethnic and sexual or gender minorities are especially vulnerable,
high rates for stress events, mental health diagnoses and the risk of
suicide or suicidal thoughts were reported among all students surveyed.