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Making Good Grades and Graduating from College are no longer Primary Concerns for Students in this D

Our world has changed dramatically, and this is impacting students as much as the rest of us. A nationwide survey of more than 1,200 college students revealed that the two major concerns for students today:

1. A potential recession in 2023

2. Their overall mental health

We are seeing the concern of mental health increase due to stress brought on by school-related mass shootings recently in this country.

In addition to the risk in the classroom, there are numerous other stress-related factors such as personal finances, academics as well as inflation.

We did some research and students today are facing:

  • Seven out of 10 (71%) of students are experiencing mental health issues such as depression, stress, and anxiety.

  • More than three-quarters (78%) report the same or higher levels of severity as this time last year.

  • Nearly two-thirds (66%) of students said their family knows they are experiencing mental health issues relating to the possibility of a mass shooting at their school and a recession in 2023.

  • Although colleges have fortunately only experienced a minimal amount of mass shootings over the past few years, there have been 145 school shootings in which at least one person was killed or injured since 2018.

  • In 2022, this country experienced the highest number of school shootings, with 51.

  • There have been 100 people killed and 277 people injured from school shootings since 2018.

  • Most mass school shooters are current or former students at that school.

Consistent with previous TimelyMD surveys, nearly two-thirds of students have relied on their peers, family members, and professionals to help with their stress and anxiety. The best thing we can do is if we hear something, say something. Ask for help if there is a student in your life that is struggling.

If you work in or around an educational environment, it’s great to be trained in what to do if something happens. Take a moment to learn more about our programs now!

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