These alarming statistics indicate that students need support in dealing with stress and anxiety.
Vega managing director Shevon Lurie said this showed that students were in dire need of support.
Lurie said higher education institutions should place greater emphasis on mental health and wellness, adding that a full-time social worker or counsellor was a must on every campus.
“Students carry incredibly heavy loads of stress and unrealistic expectations on their shoulders, especially during exam time. Those loads only get heavier as they progress through their studies, and feelings of anxiety about their career and future start to creep in,” said Lurie.