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    Amy Laskowski

    Amy Laskowski graduated from Syracuse University in 2007 with a degree in English, and earned a master’s in journalism at the College of Communication in 2015. She helps edit the work of BU Today’s interns and is always hunting for interesting, quirky stories around BU. Profile

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There are 3 comments on It’s Not Just You—Almost Everyone Is Having a Hard Time with Their Mental Health Right Now

  1. Dr.Lipson gets it and she already is reaching out to her students instead of expecting every student to reach out on their own even at graduate level.
    Fantastic article ans one of our critical issues about privacy with counseling is at least being investigated. But our email we sent included so much more that could have been implemented by now to create a more emotionally supportive environment at BU for all and to avoid any tragedies. All key BU administrators were sent this email two weeks ago. More outreach by RAs, faculty, mentors and advisors must happen when it is clear even in this article, how critical the emotional health of young adults is during this pandemic, even prepandemic but catapulted by this pandemic as evidenced in the Healthy Minds national survey alone.
    More in person activities offering human interaction off of ZOOM and digital media are needed campus wide and can be done safely if creatively planned. Mail delays must end as mail is essential to students missing home and their natural supports. Isolation and quarantine must include daily human contact at least with a medical worker taking vitals. During this time mail deliveries must be permitted to include care packages. If behavioral health is as busy as indicated, hire more counselors and conduct more in person support groups safely. Our young adults cannot be expected to have all the answers and they need tools and opportunities in person to maintain their mental fitness. With the superb job BU is doing with COVID, creative ways must be figured out quickly to reach out to all terriers before a tragedy occurs. Too many have already left campus to return home. Too many have already endured too much isolation affecting their sleep and academics. Bring in emotional support dogs twice a week for students. Allow screened BU students with a green badge to visit one another in other dorms. If they are all being tested and deemed safe to enter classrooms, they should be allowed to interact in small groups or one on one. We must be proactive and we know BU has heard us. It’s time to act now for the sake of our students.

  2. Since the link emailed to us doesn’t work, I thought I would look here for the BU screening link. Dozens of links, but none to the actual BU Depression Screening.

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