Colleges Get Proactive in Addressing Depression on Campus

Hailey Kim, who came from South Korea to study pharmacy at Rutgers University’s campus in New Brunswick, found herself at the entrance of the school’s mental health center, terrified of going in or walking away.

She was in her sophomore year, her mother back in Seoul was ill, her father had lost his job and she was depressed and having panic attacks so severe that she went to the emergency room for chest pains.

“I was hesitating right in front of the door,” said Ms. Kim, 20. But she went through because, “I was desperate for help.”

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Source: Rutgers Today

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