University students more anxious
In relation to a previous article on the subject, schools have taken the necessary steps to ensure that secure social support from their students’ parents are accessible during identifiable extreme mental health crises.
It is important to note that, along with the general rise in anxiety due to feeling overwhelmed and not being able to cope with coursework load, there are groups that have been identified as particularly high-risk, such LGBTQ+ and ethnic minorities. In both populations, additional social factors have been found to affect their ability to cope. These populations may also have trouble accessing the home social support from parents and trusted adults that their peers have access to simply because they do not have this.
This issue highlights that although schools are moving in the right direction, much must still be done for students coping with academic stressors and for mental health management in general.