A December 2018 report by the University of Illinois Senate's Student Life Committee indicated that "more students are being seen earlier for (mental health) problems, the problems themselves are more severe, and there are more students than ever using the Counseling Center’s services.”
Professor Rummana Alam, who chairs the committee, said, "This trend I don’t think is unique to the University of Illinois, but it does signal that we need greater resources."
The report called for more staffing and efforts to reduce academic pressure on students. The campus has responded by increasing outreach and prevention services, and is planning to hire more psychiatrists, but because the Counseling Center is funded through an annual health fee paid by students, the cost to do so will likely be passed on to them.
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