COVID-19 has closed physical school operations and prompted policy makers, educators, students, and parents to mull what the fall may look like on campuses across the nation. But it has also raised serious questions about mental health and student well-being.

Eighty percent of students responding to a recent survey say COVID-19 has negatively impacted their mental health.

The survey of 2,086 college students, from nonprofit Active Minds, reveals that 1 in 5 of surveyed students say their mental health has significantly worsened under COVID-19.

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The most common ways COVID-19 has impacted students’ lives and mental health are via stress or anxiety (91 percent), disappointment or sadness (81 percent), loneliness or isolation (80 percent), relocation (56 percent), and financial setbacks (48 percent).

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