The wall of messages outside of University of Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Center. Photo by Renee Gross

The wall of messages outside of University of Michigan's Counseling and Psychological Center. Photo by Renee Gross

Colleges struggle to meet demand for mental health services

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Over the past 15 years, college counseling centers have been doing more outreach.  They've introduced special initiatives, such as the National Depression Screening Day, to encourage students to pay attention to their mental health. Now—due partly to the success of their outreach—more college students than ever before are seeking mental health services. But many centers are struggling to keep up with the growing demand for help.