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Counseling Center

INTERESTING FACTS

Did you know that....

  • The Counseling Center has a pre-doctoral internship program and we have been a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) since 2001. APPIC a an international committee that organizes an annual competition for pre-doctoral and post-doctoral candidates who are seeking to match with an internship site. Our membership and growing reputation as an excellent training site attracts candidates from all over the US and Canada every year.

  • Approximately 75% of students who use the Counseling Center are international students or individuals who recently immigrated to the US.

  • Four times as many men as women die by suicide; but women attempt suicide up to three times more often than men.

  • White American males over the age of 65 have the highest rates of suicide; followed by black Americans between the ages of 20 and 24 followed by white American women between the ages of 40 and 50, followed by black American females who have a cyclical rate of suicide, peaking at the beginning of a decade and then dropping low at the middle of a decade after age 40.

  • One in five Americans (22.1%), who are 18 or older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder.

  • 9.5% of the American population who are 18 year and older have a depressive disorder in a given year.

  • 1.2% of the American population who are 18 years and older have bipolar disorder.

  • The average age for a first manic episode is in the twenties.

  • 13.3% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 54 have an anxiety disorder.

  • Approximately 10% of American women and 1% of American men suffer from an eating disorder.