More freshmen depressed

Thursday, February 5, 2015, 11:19 AM AST


A report by UCLA’s higher education research institute found that depression is becoming more common among freshmen. The survey, which polled more than 150,000 students across America in the fall of 2014, found that 9.5 per cent of students felt frequently depressed, compared to the 6.1 per cent reported five years ago. Those who “felt overwhelmed” by commitments and workload rose to 34.6 per cent from 27.1 per cent. Some say part of the stress might be from keeping up appearances of a happy, fulfilled life on social media. Source:  

Source: The New York Times