Are Universities Doing Enough for the Mental Health of their Students?

University students have been among the most consistently stressed out group of people in the country coming out of the pandemic. Schools have taken measures to attempt to alleviate the stress, but is it enough? Emily Richards, Madison Castagnola, Lynn Lazaro, and Chloe Cross investigate and share their own experiences.

According to recent studies, mental health issues among college students have doubled since 2019.
With over 20,000 students attending UNR counseling services Director Yani Dickens says Counseling Services’ goal is to have a staff to student ratio of 1:1500.
Many students that we spoke to went to Counseling Services for deeply personal experiences. From the end of long-term relationships to the death of a parent, these are traumatic experiences that most would feel uncomfortable sharing with students that they’re unfamiliar with.
Students can find counseling services on the fourth floor of the Pennington Student Achievement Center at UNR.

Reporting by Emily Richards, Madison Castagnola, Lynn Lazaro, and Chloe Cross for the Reynolds Sandbox

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