The war in Ukraine has had many negative impacts. One of these is the mental health and wellbeing of students. According to the Institute of International Education, more than 6,500 Ukrainian and Russian students attended college or graduate school in the United States last school year. These students are now dealing with the stress and anxiety brought on by war and changing economies at home.
Furthermore, news coverage of the Ukraine crisis has caused “doomscrolling,” which is a compulsive online scrolling for negative information. According to a recent study, It remains unclear if doomscrolling causes anxiety or if anxiety leads to it. Although the study’s authors believe that they feed off each other.
Because of these events, the importance of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of college students has become even more important. Click Here for information on how colleges and universities can help support student wellbeing during the Ukraine Crisis.