Joliet Junior College Offers Resources For Supporting Students’ Mental Health During A Pandemic

JJC’s Student Wellness Advocates saw a major increase in the use of their mental health services during the pandemic. There was a 59% increase in appointments from Fall 2019 to Fall 2020, with the top mental health concerns being anxiety, depression and stress. They have served over 330 students with 970 appointments since March.

“The pandemic has forced our students into a world of drastic change, isolation, and ultimately loss and grief. The Student Wellness Program has worked immensely to adjust our services to continue providing the quality of care our students need during this pandemic,” said Student Wellness Advocate Jessica Contreras.

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