Growing demand for behavioral health services overwhelms colleges

For Grace Bronkin, the excitement of being away from home for the first time to start her college career was overshadowed by episodes of sadness. She had first experienced them in high school, but they got progressively worse after she began living on campus.

"I think with all of the new pressures of being away from home and drinking and stuff it really got out of hand," Bronkin, 22, said.

Her condition reached a breaking point one night at a party where she was binge drinking and began crying uncontrollably and repeatedly said that she wanted to kill herself before blacking out. The next day, a friend confronted Bronkin about the incident and urged her to seek help.

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