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Social Support Protected Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Aug 4, 2022

By Jennifer Kowalkowski and Danielle C. Rhubart, The Pennsylvania State University Social support can protect mental health from the stressors of life during times of widespread crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic. Using data from a national survey collected in early-2021, Jennifer Kowalkowski [SMM1…

Podcast episode discusses college students and mental health

Jun 24, 2022

The Social Science Research Institute’s Evidence-to-Impact Podcast returns for a third season with its eighteenth episode, “The Perfect Storm: College Students, Mental Health, and the Sense of Belonging on Campus.” The podcast’s moderator, Michael Donovan, the associate director of the Evidence-to-…

Impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of isolated patients

Jun 11, 2020

Penn State researchers provide informed commentary on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the mental health of hospitalized patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Even with well-established protocols and familiarity, infection isolation protocols may cause significant issues for patients,…