Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, many college students have experienced a range of emotions such as grief, loneliness and hopelessness while in isolation, impacting their mental health and wellbeing.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study based on an online survey of 5,412 adults living in the United States between June 24 and 30, the coronavirus pandemic can be linked to mental health-related issues.
Close to 41% of respondents said they were struggling with the pandemic itself or issues related to it, like the social distancing and stay-at-home orders. These respondents reported at least one mental or behavioral health condition.
Specifically, the CDC survey showed that 75% of 18- to 24-year olds reported at least one adverse mental or behavioral health symptom.
Ben Locke, the senior director of Penn State Counseling and Psychological Services, said that around 25% of students who are reaching out to