Depression, Burnout, Anxiety: College Students Face Pandemic of Stress as Campuses Reopen

College students in New Jersey and across the country are already burned out as they return to campuses, mental health experts said, as more than a year and a half of the COVID-19 pandemic takes its toll.

At Rutgers, the school's chief psychologist, Stephanie Marcello, says the university is planning to screen its students for mental health concerns. Meanwhile, a survey of 162 William Paterson University students last year found that two-thirds complained of depression and anxiety brought on by the health crisis. 

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