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Student mental health is being negatively impacted by the added stressors of 2020. College students face an ever-changing educational landscape due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to COVID’s impact on a variety of factors involved in their education, students are more stressed, anxious, and depressed. This is a life stage that is supposed to be focused on learning and growing as an adult, but the unique challenges of this time mean students aren’t able to access those ideal experiences the way they used to. 

What New Challenges Are Students Facing?

COVID-19

The fear of COVID-19 stretches over every college and

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Center for Collegiate Mental Health releases 2020 annual report

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This week, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH) released its 2020 annual report, which summarizes the state of college student mental health from U.S. and international college counseling centers during the 2019-20 academic year. In addition, this year’s report describes a revised Clinical Load Index, which was introduced in the 2019 annual report to better measure and compare staff levels and related impacts across counseling centers nationally.

Housed at Penn State, the Center for Collegiate Mental Health is an international practice-research network of more than 600 colleges and universities focused on understanding and describing college

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Public Health News — ScienceDaily

How to Mitigate the Impact of a Lockdown on Mental Health

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people’s mental health. But what helps and hinders people in getting through a lockdown? A new study addressed this question using data from 78 countries …


Vaccine Myths on Social Media Can Be Effectively Reduced With Credible Fact Checking

Researchers found that fact-check tags located immediately below or near a social media post can generate more positive attitudes toward vaccines than misinformation alone, and perceived source …


Oregon’s Medicaid Expansion Improved Prenatal Care Access, Birth Outcomes

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Colleges and universities exempt from small class rule for health-related programs

The provincial government is now allowing post-secondary schools in Toronto and Peel to have more than 10 people present for the current handful of classes being held on campus — only if there’s enough space for students for stay two metres apart, and only for those in health-related studies.

Skilled trades were not included in the change, despite colleges arguing that those classrooms can be as big as 10,000 square feet and to limit to such a small group makes no sense.

Minster of Colleges and Universities Ross Romano acknowledged the exclusion in a memo, saying “the government is prioritizing

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COVID Takes Challenge of Tracking Infectious College Students to New Level

As the return of college students to campuses has fueled as many as 3,000 COVID-19 cases a day, keeping track of them is a logistical nightmare for local health departments and colleges.

Some students are putting down their home addresses instead of their college ones on their COVID testing forms — slowing the transfer of case data and hampering contact tracing across state and county lines.

The address issue has real consequences, as any delay in getting the case to the appropriate authorities allows the coronavirus to continue to spread unchecked. Making matters worse, college-age people already tend to

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