20% of college students are more depressed.
11% are more anxious.
16% are more lonely.
COVID-19 has caused serious emotional challenges for young people. In fact, according to Wisdo, a peer-to-peer counseling community, “pandemic anxiety is almost three times more worrying to this age group than any other stress-creating experiences pre COVID-19.”
Three-time bestselling New York Times author Dan Ariely, who wrote Predictably Irrational and is a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, uses the app and is an advisor to the company. He says the virus is a huge issue, and the economic impact of shutdowns is massive.