According to a survey by Campus Living Villages – a leading student housing provider – 41% of students in the UK report themselves to have poor mental health and no less than 39% say “yes” to the question if they have ever felt suicidal. The report is based on a survey among 200 students with the help of The Student Room – a UK based student community company. There is a direct correlation between mental health concerns and the time spent on Social Media.
The report doesn’t compare the information with student mental health in earlier years or other countries. It does stress that universities can and should do more to reach out to these students because many don’t know who to turn to.