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College Students Coping with the Health Crisis | #WeBelongInCollege Stories

Last updated June 23, 2020

College students throughout the country are dealing with extraordinary challenges because of our current health crisis. Watch these #WeBelongInCollege stories from students about how they are managing to cope and continue to work towards their educational goals.

Serena’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

There is nothing more inspiring than someone who is in the midst of their own struggle and chooses to dedicate themselves to help others. Serena shares her story to help others who are in the same situation.

Eva’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Eva, like many of us, is frustrated with this situation. However, she has stayed positive and has advice that she wants all of us to hear: “We’ve just got to keep pushing through this. We all need to focus on our mental health and keep doing what we can to stay safe and healthy.”

Amber's #WeBelongInCollege Story

It didn’t take long for the severity of the situation to really sink in for Amber. She was absolutely thriving at college. Returning home and figuring out how to focus on her studies and stay healthy - both physically and mentally - has been a real challenge. Now she has some really great advice to share: “Get on a schedule. Everyone’s saying it - BECAUSE IT WORKS!”

Enoch’s #WeBelongInCollege Story

Like many students throughout the country, Enoch has been struggling to adapt to online learning and physical distancing. In his story, he shares one coping strategy that has been helping him get through this crisis.

Karoline's #WeBelongInCollege Story

Karoline is grateful to her college for letting her stay in her dorm room. Regardless, physical distancing in a dorm room is tough. Karoline constantly worries about her family members who are sick. Through it all, Karoline has found self-care strategies that are helping her persist through the pandemic.

Rita's #WeBelongInCollege Story

Rita has struggled to stay positive ever since she had to abruptly leave college during her second semester. Like most students, her life has been upended by Covid-19. Both she and her mother have lost their jobs and they can no longer afford their home. She doesn’t know what the future holds, and yet, there is one thing that Rita is still absolutely certain about: “One thing I do know for sure is that I belong in college.”

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