By: Gabriel Islas
Stress is a mental state of mind that is derived from facing constant adversity or from very demanding circumstances. Students from all around the world face this critical state of mind almost on a daily basis. And, due to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the amount of people who feel overwhelmed is increasing at a very fast- pace. This is especially apparent in college students.
Graph by Gabriel Islas
In the U.S. alone, there are roughly 20 million college students, from which 75% confessed to feeling “extremely overwhelmed” at some point in their semester. That’s roughly 14 million students! Stress is a very dangerous state of mind. In 2017, 10.3% of college students reportedly thought about taking their own life.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the U.S. government to cancel in-person classes for the remainder of 2020, forcing students to take online-courses and creating even more stress and tension among the college population. Stress can be a contributing factor to many health conditions. So, it is important for college students to take time away from the computer to de-stress. Check out these six ways for college students to cope with stress to help you brighten up your day.
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