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Supporting the mental health needs of college students

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Suicide is the leading cause of death in college students, but are universities doing enough to provide mental health resources?

This hour on Where We Live, we talk about a growing need for more mental health support on the college campus.

We hear from Jennifer Rothman of the National Alliance on Mental Illness and talk about what colleges can do to better aid students, and where students can go for help.


  • Sarah Brown: News Editor at the Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • Dr. Nick Pinkerton: Associate Dean of Counseling Services and Wellbeing at Southern Connecticut State University
  • Jennifer Rothman: Senior Manager of Youth and Young Adult Taskforce, based in North Carolina for NAMI, or the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
  • Alyeska Tilly: UConn Graduate Student

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Tess is a senior producer for the Connecticut Public news-talk show 'Where We Live.' She enjoys writing micro poetry and growing herbs.
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