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Ed Surge: How Parents Can Talk to Students About Coronavirus Anxiety

By the YOU at College Team, 3/25/2020

Read the article in EdSurge.

YOU at College’s Nathaan Demers, PsyD, speaks to how a huge content effort of 30+ new coronavirus resources on the YOU platform is helping students everywhere learn how to process the hardships of this new landscape while continuing their education and prioritizing their well-being.

“Student concerns around COVID-19 have impacted content viewed by students on YOU at College, a platform that 110 college campuses use to communicate academic, mental health and well-being resources by app and website.

Nathaan Demers, a clinical psychologist and vice president and director of clinical programs for Grit Digital Health, the company behind YOU at College, says that in the past week seven of the platform’s top 10 pieces of content by views relate to coronavirus. The platform has more than 2,000 articles, multimedia, activities and campus resources focused on student well-being.

Some of the recent most-read content relates to coping strategies—like meditation, breathing techniques and online therapy resources—stigma around COVID-19, sleeping difficulties and at-home workouts. He predicts financial information and online learning will also grow on students’ minds as more classes return from spring break.”

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