The Supreme Court's rulings this summer had strong implications for a recent survey by TimelyCare. More than half of students reported stress or anxiety around its decisions on striking down affirmative action (53%) and denying Biden's student loan forgiveness (60%). Students submitted responses in July 2023, when the rulings were still top of mind.
Allowing stressed students to regulate themselves and, in some cases, utilize their smartphones to assess their own issues has encouraged even those who have not seen a healthcare provider in months to partake of the self-care services.
Data indicates that students in certain college towns have higher levels of stress than others. The University of California in Berkeley, CA, for example, is known for its reputation as the "workaholic" UC campus, thus making it the most stressed college town in the U.S.