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STUDY: 25 Percent of College Students Need Mental Health Treatment Due To 2016 Election



A study from San Francisco State University observes that 25 percent of college students should seek mental health treatment due to clinical stress stemming from the 2016 presidential election, which President Donald Trump won in resounding fashion against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The statement also finds that many millennials were also dissatisfied with Hillary Clinton, contributing to their mental stress.

ABC News reports:

“Widespread discontent with both candidates, the unanticipated election outcome, and heightened intergroup conflict may have heightened emotional distress following the election,” according to study from San Francisco State University.

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Subsequently, the researchers sought to study the perceived impact of the 2016 election on close relationships, the prevalence of election-related distress symptoms, and the demographics (race, gender, religion) of those who reported more symptoms.

The study took 769 college students enrolled in an introductory psychology course and had them fill out a questionnaire two to three months following the presidential election in November 2016. The questionnaire was a validated psychological tool used to evaluate the self-reported stress-related symptoms following an event. Some of the symptoms the tool asked about were avoidance and intrusions associated with the stressor…

The overall result was that 25 percent of students questioned reported clinically significant stress symptoms related to the election. This means that these students should talk to their doctors about their symptoms.

ABC News passage ends

Millennials are also struggling with other politically-related handicaps.

BLP reported:

As the early voting havoc begins, one demographic is struggling to mail in their absentee ballots due to logistical concerns.

Millenials in Virginia were found to be inadequate at figuring out how to find stamps to mail their ballots. This could complicate Democrat efforts — practiced widely in the 2016 election and during the special elections — to get college kids to register to vote where they go to school, not where they are from. This is one of the better Democrat tactics for boosting votes.

But the voters need some help.

WTOP recently reported: “One thing that came up, which I had heard from my own kids but I thought they were just nerdy, was that the students will go through the process of applying for a mail-in absentee ballot, they will fill out the ballot, and then, they don’t know where to get stamps,” Lisa Connors with the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs said. “That seems to be like a hump that they can’t get across.”


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