Genetic Testing: A Key Campus Resource for Mental Health

By Verelyn Gibbs Watson Mental illness is among the biggest issues today’s college campuses are struggling with. Often times it isn’t until after something devastating happens — a suicide, a shooting — that we learn mental illness was a factor, but by then it’s too late to give it the attention it deserves. Every day, there are students struggling with mental health issues, many undiagnosed until something happens to alert them or their loved ones to a condition. Research conducted by the National Alliance on Mental Illness found that one in four college students have a diagnosable mental illness. Half of them say they have been so anxious they struggled in school. Clinics on campuses are chronically understaffed and overwhelmed. Read the full article here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/verelyn-gibbs-watson/genetic-testing-a-key-cam_b_8257946.html

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