By Megan Thielking
February 8, 2017
Colleges across the country are failing to keep up with a troubling spike in
demand for mental health care - leaving students stuck on waiting lists for
weeks, unable to get help.
STAT surveyed dozens of universities about their mental health services.
From major public institutions to small elite colleges, a striking pattern
emerged: Students often have to wait weeks just for an initial intake exam
to review their symptoms. The wait to see a psychiatrist who can prescribe
or adjust medication - often a part-time employee - may be longer still.