Guided by ongoing talks about campus mental health, the Boynton Health mental wellness clinic at the University of Minnesota saw more traffic than last fall.
The clinic reported an 18 percent overall rise in traffic from Sept. 5 to Oct. 9 compared to the same time frame in 2016. Brief and urgent clinic visits are up 14 percent.
“We’ve seen a steady increase in demand every year, and that probably reflects a number of different factors,” said Gary Christenson, Boynton's chief medical officer.
According to Boynton mental care experts, these trends are not unique to the University of Minnesota.