Eighty-six percent of college counselors reported an increase in students with severe psychological problems, according to a survey published by the International Association of Counseling Services. The survey also found that 9 percent of all students sought counseling last year.
Accompanying the growing number of college students seeking treatment for mental-health problems is the concern of a steadily increased workload for college campus counselors. According to the survey, 96 percent of all counseling center directors included in the study believe the increase of students with more serious problems is a growing concern. The 2005 survey includes data from directors at 366 counseling centers representing a number of states and provinces.