Mental health is a top concern on campuses, and concerns over stress and well-being were amplified by the coronavirus health pandemic

COVID-19 is still impacting college students’ mental health


Mental health is a top concern on campuses, and concerns over stress and well-being were amplified by the coronavirus health pandemic

An overwhelming majority (85 percent) of college students say they continue to experience increased stress and/or anxiety as a result of COVID-19, according to a new survey from telehealth company TimelyMD.

Of that majority, women report higher rates of coronavirus-related stress than men (93 percent vs. 78 percent).

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The top three causes of student stress and anxiety include: Students’ uncertainty about the future of their education (72 percent), fear of falling behind in coursework (61 percent), and experiencing struggles with remote learning (60 percent). Worries about future career and job prospects (50 percent) and fears about their health and/or the health of loved ones (49 percent) rounded out the top five most common concerns.

Laura Ascione