Mental health issues have reached crisis levels among college students.

From anxiety to depression, kids are feeling the pressure, in some cases from birth.

What's contributing to it? And how are schools responding?

That's what we're looking into on this month's episode of On Campus Radio.

First, we'll hear about the series "Stressed and Depressed on Campus" from WGBH News Higher Ed Reporter Kirk Carapezza. He'll explain how stress on students often starts atbirth, how high achieving students often experience the most pressure, what happens to first-generation college students who are dealing with specific problems and what colleges are doing to respond to demands for action.

After that, we'll hear from Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College, about what community colleges are doing to keep their students mentally healthy.

Then, we'll talk to Marjorie Malpiede from the Mary Christie Foundation, which focuses on the health and wellness of teens and young adults. She'll talk about a recent study the foundation did that found a majority of parents and college students are concerned about mental health on campus, and what campuses can do.

Finally, we'll hear from Laura Horne from Active Minds, a national organization that focuses on mental health and has more than 450 chapters at high schools and colleges across the nation. She'll speak about what students are saying about mental health and what they say they need from their schools.

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