The World Health Organization’s predictions regarding the growth of depression and its negative impact on health were dire prior to the pandemic. Since the pandemic, numbers have been on the rise. In 2010, the World Health Organization said that by 2020, “depression will emerge as one of the leading causes
Like many other students, Gregory Koppel, a UCC welding student, has experienced an increase in anxiety during his first year of college that has been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. Koppel is a U.S. Navy veteran who decided to take on the challenge of college right after leaving the military.
Mental health issues are on the rise for college students. Boston University in a study led by Sarah Ketchen Lipson found, “Half of students in fall 2020 screened positive for depression and/or anxiety.” A total of 83% of all students participating in the study also said their school work was negatively impacted
During the pandemic more than physical health has been at stake; mental health has been challenged. There is a need for healthy coping strategies to deal with the myriad of problems students and staff face that cause anxiety and depression. This list is based on a collection of evidence-based studies
While pandemic stress and fatigue have put more stress on college students than ever before, neurodivergent students like Jane, a pre-med major at UCC, especially have had their own unique set of challenges. A neurotypical person navigating the pandemic is now experiencing struggles similar to the level of upheaval a
Help right here on campus can make meeting those goals a lot more likely, and goal setting can substantially change lives for the better. Umpqua Community College has resources to help students support their New Year’s resolutions, the goals they have promised themselves to complete this new year. Goal setting
The coming of fall brings the thought of holiday seasons, favorite sports teams playing once again, or just nice, cool weather. Mid-October is considered the height of the fall foliage season, and deciduous species like ashes, aspens, elms, maples, sweetgums, dogwoods, cottonwoods, birches, ginkgoes and more are changing color now
UCC has been a smoke-free campus since September 28, 2009. As students and faculty return to campus for in-person learning, smoking in undesignated areas has been on the rise. Smoking or tobacco products have been defined to include cigarettes, pipes, vaping devices and smokeless products such as dips and pouches.
COVID-19 pandemic gave students unforgettable trauma At times during the pandemic, school seemed little more than the sun rising and falling on a world plagued with individuals overwhelmed with grief, hopelessness and disease. Tormented individuals felt the lack of clear, consistent guidance – with no escape from the constant updates
Vaccination side-effects cause concerns for the new availability to ages 16 years and older With the ever increasing and changing Covid-19 virus that is starting to affect younger people more seriously, health officials are saying it’s more important than ever to become fully vaccinated to safeguard the community. College students,