"Pandemic magnified a growing mental health crisis for college students"
NPR (KALW-FM, San Francisco) interviewed Dr. Daniel Eisenberg about mental health issues for college students during the pandemic.
March 1, 2022NPR (KALW-FM, San Francisco)
KALW-FM, an NPR affiliate in San Francisco, interviewed Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of health policy and management, for the syndicated NPR program "Your Call," about mental health issues for college students during the pandemic.
“Mental health among young people is such a complex challenge, (and) the numbers of people struggling were already high before the pandemic,” said Eisenberg, who also serves as director of the mental health program at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health's UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. “They’re even higher now and they will remain high.”
On this edition of Your Call, we continue our series on mental health by discussing the increasing challenges facing college students. Colleges across the country have lost students to suicide during the pandemic. Even before the pandemic, suicide was the second-leading cause of death for teens and young adults in the United States. Young adults are also experiencing high levels of depression and anxiety. What's the most effective way to talk about and address these issues? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800.273.8255. Someone is always available to talk.
Dr. Daniel Eisenberg, Professor of Health Policy of Management in Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and director of the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health