In the United States, people are experiencing mental illnesses at an incredibly high rate, especially the college population. With more students being clinically diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorders, and with suicide being the second leading cause of death among college students, it is imperative that colleges take action to combat these diseases. This article addresses why implementing Mental Health First Aid programs in college orientations nationwide is critical and how it would help reduce the United States’ mental health crisis.
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