these times are stressful for everyone. i know many college students that are struggling with anxiety and depressive episodes because of the stressors of online learning, concern for the pandemic, the bombardment of the media, and the feeling of envy for those friends at college. it is important to note that everything happens for a reason, and experiences during this time will differ – and that is with purpose. those who are on campus are getting a modified version of the college experience, while those at home will get a less modified version, just later on.
the cdc recognizes that teens are among the groups to feel most stressed out, and they provide the following information for them: