Congress Is Starting to Tackle Student Mental Health
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Olivia Sanchez, The Hechinger Report
Studies abound about the state of mental health and college students. Citing some measure of sadness, anxiety, feelings of burnout, or use of unhealthy coping skills, these studies say the same thing: College students are struggling.
Leaders in Washington are starting to listen. The Biden administration recently called on colleges to use federal COVID relief funding to add mental health support for students. And, last month, the House of Representatives passed two bills relating to college students’ mental health.