Mind matters: the mental health taboo at universities – The Guardian

Mar 31 2014, in News, Uncategorized

In The Guardian Mind matters section there is an article about the experiences of students at UK universities which reveals that the topic of mental health is still socially taboo at universities:

“I was depressed and paranoid”, “I was anxious and out of control”, “I had severe depression, I couldn’t get out of bed and had difficulty speaking to large groups of people”.

These are the experiences of a group of students struggling with their mental health while at university, and they’re not alone. A National Union of Students (NUS) study conducted in May 2013 shows that one in five students consider themselves to have a mental health problem.

So why aren’t we talking about this more?