Canadian PSE students face overwhelming levels of stress

Canadian PSE students are lonely, stressed, and overwhelmed, according to results released by the National College Health Assessment. More than 89% of students surveyed reported feeling “overwhelmed” by their responsibilities, and 63.9% of students reported feeling “very lonely” at some point within the last year. The challenges of transitioning to university can exacerbate underlying issues, and some experts also point to increased competitiveness, student debt, and a challenging job market, as well as a lack of coping skills, as contributing to the growing intensity of stress related issues among PSE students.

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