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Gen Z Takeover: Demand for Mental Health Services Grow

Source: Education Dive

Source: Education Dive

Source: Natalie Schwartz, Education Dive

Universities like George Mason are making strides towards better the well-being of their students. Offering an increased number of well-being programs on campus allows more opportunities for students to be de-stressed and stay centered.

Generation Z (those born since 1997) are less likely to report “excellent or good” mental health but more likely to seek professional health as reported from the American Psychology Association. Counseling services have an increased demand that is unable to be met. Because of this, universities have found other ways to incorporate student’s well-being such as, meditation, yoga classes and designated areas such as Mindfulness Rooms, where students can turn off their electronics and read or de-stress.

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Alisa Verratti