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Mental Health focuses on addressing the behaviors, risks and preventative factors surrounding depression, anxiety, stress and suicide as well as educating the campus community about the different resources available.

These factors include:

  • Bio-psycho-social: Chronic physical illness, hopelessness, aggressiveness, alcohol or other drug use/abuse.
  • Socio-cultural and Environmental: Lack of social support, isolation or unsupported financial loss.
  • Demographic: Sexual orientation, religious affiliation, race or gender.
  • Individual and family-related determinants: Peer rejection, personal loss, family conflict, academic failure, excessive substance abuse or loneliness.

Did you know?:

  • 1,100 college students die by suicide each year.
  • 75% of lifetime mental health conditions begin by age 24.
  • More than 80% of college students feel overwhelmed by all they have to do and 45% feel things are hopeless.
  • More than 11% of college students have been diagnosed or treated for anxiety in the past year and more than 10% report being diagnosed or treated for depression.
  • 64% of students who are no longer in college are not attending due to a mental health related reason.
  • Depression and anxiety are among the top impediments to academic performance.
  • 7% of college students seriously considered suicide throughout the last year.

Resources available on and off campus:

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Office Hours
 
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Campus Life Center, Suite 220 

Contact Us
Katie Howe
Health Educator  
864-503-5536

USC Upstate
800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303