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Supporting mental health and well-being

The demands of remote learning can be uniquely stressful. Balancing the mental, emotional, and physical self often requires new strategies in order to maintain health alongside productivity. Explore the below articles and stories about ways to make your classroom a space for students to learn and feel supported in their well-being.

Instructor and student voices

Greta Olivares focuses on maintaining health and fostering engagement in the online setting

Greta Olivares, a GSE alumna, shares how maintaining her health and staying connected with others helped her succeed in online classes

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Melody Wu shares her unique challenges with remote learning

Melody Wu, an International Education Policy Analysis (IEPA) student, shares how she balances schoolwork and childcare

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Lindsey Hasak advises being kind to yourself when learning remotely

Lindsey Hasak, a Developmental and Psychological Sciences Program (DAPS) student, shares how she adapted to online learning

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Lunch-n-Learn: Instructor Panel #1

GSE instructors discuss which tools and strategies have been most beneficial, and how the remote online environment has impacted student relationships and the ability to effectively learn

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Resources

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University students’ mental health amidst the COVID-19 quarantine in Greece

A quantitative study of 1,000 university students in Greece shows the mental health challenges from COVID-19

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YouthTruth Survey: Learning and well-being during COVID-19

A bird’s-eye view of changes to students’ well-being in response to shifts in their learning environments during COVID-19

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The impact of COVID-19 on student mental health

A survey from Active Minds, a leading college mental health organization on the impact of COVID-19 on student mental health

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Student anxiety and depression increasing during school closures

A survey assessing new mental health challenges among California high school and college-aged students

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COVID-19’s mental health effects on children, college students, and adults

This article discusses how college students, children, and adults are uniquely impacted by COVID-19

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Supporting mental health and well-being

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Bridging synchronous and asynchronous learning

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