Mental health problems and help-seeking behavior among college students

J Adolesc Health. 2010 Jan;46(1):3-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2009.08.008. Epub 2009 Oct 20.


Mental disorders are as prevalent among college students as same-aged non-students, and these disorders appear to be increasing in number and severity. The purpose of this report is to review the research literature on college student mental health, while also drawing comparisons to the parallel literature on the broader adolescent and young adult populations.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Depression / therapy
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / epidemiology
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Patient Acceptance of Health Care*
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Students / psychology*
  • Universities
  • Young Adult