College students have suffered over the last two years as COVID-19 upended their lives.
Many young adults already struggle when it’s time to leave home and go to school away from their families, but the pandemic has only worsened the issue. This means mental health services on campuses need to be able to address these issues.
Not only are these young adults being pressured to be successful in school, but some suffered the loss of loved ones due to the pandemic. Others have never been independent. This can cause them to feel anxious, depressed, or both.
A meeting with lawmakers Wednesday discussed ways that mental health services could be made better on campuses for those who need it. Because every student is different, they may not all need the same thing. This means various services should be offered.
One goal to help foster a more positive mental health environment on college campuses includes bolstering mental health literacy for both students and staff.
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