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College Students' Perspectives on Mental Wellness

October 26, 2021

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Key learnings from the College Student 2021 Mental Wellness Survey published by American Campus Communities and Hi, How Are You Project

Thousands of participants in a nationwide survey, from incoming college freshmen to graduate students in university markets across the country, shared insights into the current mental health state and overall wellbeing. A year and a half since the pandemic started, the survey revealed that while stress and anxiety levels are down (25% decrease in comparison to last year), 62% of respondents say their levels are somewhat more or considerably more stressful compared to previous years.

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Here are some of the other top key takeaways from the survey conducted in October 2021:

  • Mental wellness continues to be an essential component of students' overall health & wellbeing

  • Stress and anxiety are pervasive, but levels are down from last year

  • Students continue to have high care quotient for others and seek peers to open up to

  • COVID-19 has prompted student to evaluate their mental wellness

  • Students most look forward to socializing & interacting in person

  • Social medi prmeates students lives with more positive/neutral impact than negative


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