ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) — Might is Psychological Well being Consciousness Month and within the midst of a pandemic, medical doctors say taking note of psychological and emotional wellness is vital now greater than ever particularly for college students.
Olmsted County well being officers say one in 5 Minnesotans faces psychological sickness annually. And one in 10 younger individuals has skilled a interval of main melancholy.
Dr. Casie Nauman is a college counselor at Rochester Public Colleges. She says the pandemic has put further stress on younger individuals already dealing with the various challenges of college life. It has been a yr of uncertainty, isolation, concern of contracting the virus, and different worries.
Dr. Nauman says the district has college students who had been already at-risk and Covid-19 has solely made it worse, even for individuals who do not endure from psychological well being points.
Dr. Nauman says should you’re fearful about your pupil’s psychological well being, Rochester Public Colleges has a “Psychological Well being Screener” on its web site, and different sources to assist households https://mhs.rochesterschools.org/student-support/emotional-and-mental-wellbeing