The COVID-19 pandemic appears to be driving dramatic increases in depression and anxiety among college students, with more than a third reporting significant mental health challenges, according to a new survey co-led by the University of California, Berkeley, Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE).
The survey of students at nine U.S. public research universities nationwide found that 35% of undergraduates and 32% of graduate and professional students screened positive for major depressive disorder, while 39% of all students screened positive for anxiety disorder, according to the report released in August 2020 by the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium.
Studies and articles that point out the mental health challenges our teens continue to face do a great service by shining a light on the situation and elevating the conversation. They also point out the important role that time off plays before students jump into the academic rigors, relatively unstructured time and social demands of campus life.
Whether you’re taking summer classes, doing a summer internship online, or even preparing for virtual learning in the fall, one thing is certain – virtual learning can be disengaging! Here we outline 10 strategies to help you stay engaged during virtual learning.