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Recent studies reveal that the mental health impact of the COVID-19pandemic is particularly significant on students preparing to transition intocollege. Most notably,61% of teenagerssaid that the pandemic hasincreased their feelings of loneliness. And 7 out of 10 teenagers reportedthat they struggle in some way with mental health challenges.Additionally, many said they experience excessive stress (45%) anddepression (43%). As a consequence, this mental health crisis haschanged the way students evaluate colleges and universities. Now, manyyoung people are paying more attention to the campus mental healthresources offered when deciding which school they will attend.A recentsurveyof prospective college students found that 50% havechanged their views on the importance of mental health support forstudents. Additionally, 60% of prospective students said that mentalhealth services are a very important factor when selecting which school

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