Depression Awareness Month is a time to shine the brightest light on how this prevalent issue in our society impacts college students. In 2020, however, a month doesn’t seem like enough time to raise awareness about depression. As the pandemic continues to impact daily life and how schools are able to safely operate, college students have been significantly affected both physically and emotionally by depression.
“Many students today are experiencing some level of depressed or sad mood,” said Dr. Jan Hall, executive director of mental health at TimelyMD . “A likely cause is the continuing changes, lack of stability and isolation that have resulted from COVID-19.”