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%
- Financial worries—67%
- Extracurricular activities—51%
- 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.