Research and data is showing students across all levels of
education seeking additional support for mental health issues
including anxiety and depression. This was true even before
2020, a year in which students have had to face study
remotely, online and whilst having the additional worries that a
global pandemic brought as well.
One study found that depression symptoms tripled among
American adults, including college students. Another recent
study by online learning platform Chegg, found that more than
half of students said that their mental health has suffered
during the past year of COVID-19. The global study found that
instances of stress amongst students were high; 81% of
students reported an increase in their stress and anxiety. Only
17% sought help and support for their mental health.