Missouri is preparing to start screening every newborn baby for a heart disease that can cause developmental delays or death if left untreated.
The screenings for critical congenital heart disease are required under a new state law that takes effect Jan. 1.
MU’s Counseling Center is hosting a depression screening day for MU students Thursday. Computer stations across campus will provide assessments of depression and anxiety for participating students.
The growing number of students who enter college with severe mental illnesses has been on the rise for the last decade, according to a study by the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Christy Hutton is a programming and communications coordinator with MU Counseling Center. She says she’s seeing more students with mental health problems on campus.