‘Our kids are coming to Carolina in bad shape,’ Board of Trustees told

By Sara Raja

“Our kids are coming in to Carolina in bad shape,” the chair of the UNC psychiatry department – Samantha Meltzer-Brody – told the Board of Trustees. (Jon Gardiner/UNC-Chapel Hill)

This week, the UNC Board of Trustees heard an update on what Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz has called a “mental health crisis” on campus. After multiple student suicides, UNC officials said they’re trying to respond to a greatly increased need for mental health resources as students return to a more traditional campus life.

Sara Raja reports.


If you’re going through a difficult time and want to reach out and talk to somebody who can help, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. Its number is 9-8-8.

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