Emily Cecilia Goecke, Kayla Christine McCarthy, Molly Alison Murray, Rachel Ann Pavlinec


This poster reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.



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The problem of anxiety for college students is steadily increasing. And, in recent years, anxiety has passed depression as the number one health issue specifically targeting women. Due to the stress of a changing lifestyle, college students and young adults are most affected by anxiety. If not treated, anxiety can be detrimental to sleep patterns, academic performance, and overall health. The University of Dayton provides a counseling center and some other resources for students to help cope with anxiety. However, after evaluating these resources, we found them in need of improvement. After comparing UD’s resources to those available at other college campuses and speaking with fellow UD students, we determined that access to online resources may be more beneficial than traditional mediums to help treat anxiety. Because anxiety affects such a large population of college students, there are several ways to give students access to the help they need. By providing greater awareness, using technology in the form of mobile applications, and giving students 24/7 access to support, the overall mental health of college students at UD could improve. We have also created a document to inform students about the facts and opportunities for persons suffering from anxiety and depression at UD.

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Ann E. Biswas

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Stander Symposium project

Opportunities for Improvement of University of Dayton Resources Regarding Anxiety and Depression