Talk One-2-OneSM understands that students have a lot going on in their life—from school work to family issues to financial concerns. All of which can lead to anxiety, stress, and feeling overwhelmed. You’re not alone:

  • 85% of students reported that they had experienced stress sometimes or frequently during the
    past three months.
  • During that same period, more than 60% said they had been too stressed to get school work
    done at least once.
  • Among the students surveyed, major sources of stress reported were:
    • School work—77%
    • Grades—74%
    • Financial worries—67%
    • Family—54%
    • Relationships—53%
    • Extracurricular activities—51%
    • Friends—39%
    • Jobs—36%
    • Physical health—35%
    • Mental health/emotional issues—31%
  • Over the 2-week period preceding the survey, students reported being bothered by the following:
    • Feeling tired/having little energy—69%
    • Trouble falling/staying asleep or sleeping too much—55%
    • Feeling down, depressed, or hopeless—42%
    • Little interest or pleasure in doing things—38%
    • Feeling bad about themselves, that they were a failure,
      or had let themselves or their family down—37%
    • Thoughts that they would be better off dead, or hurting themselves in some way—11%
  • 65% of students reported they worried a lot or a little about weekly cash flow.
  • 48% said they were very or somewhat worried about having money for next year.
  • While 28% of students had considered receiving counseling or professional help, only 16% did.
  • 13% of students reported they have been diagnosed with a mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar or other disorders.
  • Finally, 17% of students reported they had considered leaving or dropping out of college for
    the following reasons:

    • Financial problems—54%
    • Academic problems/poor grades—27%
    • Family problems—26%
    • Feeling too depressed
      or lonely to stay in school—26%
    • Major medical problems or illness—6%
    • Something else—32%

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The statistics above were generated from an AP-mtvU poll conducted by the Associated Press.