Increased anxiety and depression continued to rise among college students regardless of race following the pandemic.
Increased Anxiety and Depression Continue Among College Students Regardless of Race Following COVID-19 Pandemic
Increased anxiety and depression continued to rise among college students regardless of race following the COVID-19 pandemic, wherein both white students and racial and minority students experienced increased anxiety and depression during their college life.
According to a report published in US News, the increased anxiety and depression had been prevalent among college students even before the pandemic as college life is the first time students have to live alone, without parental support, leading to increased anxiety and depression.
With the continuous increased anxiety and depression, college students, regardless of their race, experienced a lack of energy, having a hard time getting enough sleep, and worse, having suicidal thoughts and self-harm as their way to cope with the increased anxiety and depression alone.
Efforts for Mental Health Support Implemented to Reduce the Increased Anxiety and Depression of College Students
Following the rising cases of increased anxiety and depression, colleges and universities have implemented programs and have taken the initiative to provide mental health support and services for struggling college students.
Some colleges and universities addressed the high racial discrimination cases as part of their efforts to support mental health and reduce the increased anxiety and depression among college students of different races, The Brink reported.