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Coronavirus Pandemic Has Impacted College Students’ Mental Health

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by Sarah Wood

The changes in the higher education sector due to the coronavirus pandemic, such as campus-wide closures and the transition to online learning, have forced many college students to juggle their physical well being with possible food insecurity, financial stress, housing concerns and lack of resources to complete their academic work.

This has impacted students’ mental health, with many suffering from feelings of loneliness, isolation, increased anxiety, sleeping troubles and difficulty concentrating on schoolwork, said Erica Riba, director of higher education and student engagement at the Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization that seeks to protect the emotional health of the country’s teens and young adults.

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