Advertisement

UW Workgroups to Improve Student Mental Health Services

U.S. health regulators have approved the first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries. U.S. health regulators have approved the first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries. |  Photo: WDIO/MGN

Created: July 11, 2019 05:17 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - University of Wisconsin System officials plan to create workgroups to develop recommendations on how to better serve students with mental health needs.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

The system says student visits to campus counseling centers have increased 55% since 2010. According to data from the National College Health Assessment, 23% of system students reported begin diagnosed with or treated for depression in 2015 and 27% reported being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety.

System officials presented the Board of Regents with a plan Thursday that calls for creating three workgroups that will assess student needs and existing on-campus services. The workgroups will begin developing recommendations for improvements early next year and present a formal report by April.

New regents President Drew Petersen has made improving student mental health services one of his top priorities.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement

On 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing, UWS Hopes to Inspire Next Generation

Decades-Old Ashland Dock Now Has New Life

17-Year-Old Injured After Being Thrown from Tube on Whiteface Reservoir

Duluth Airshow: Educating on Aviation Careers

Suspect in Custody For Superior Hit-and-Run Incident

Severe Weather Damages Trees, Buildings in Wisconsin

Advertisement