During the month of September, the CARE Team saw fewer cases in 2022 than in 2021. The start of the fall semester means we see fewer cases as many students are still getting familiarized with the campus, enjoying their freedom, and making friends. Students tend to have more of a buffer for their mental health. 2021 saw an increase in cases primarily due to more students isolating because of COVID-19. A bar graph is provided to compare the number of CARE cases between academic years 2021 and 2022. See the total (care team and student of concern) data above. From Aug. 1 through Sept. 30, there were 205 cases this year and 257 in academic year 2021-22. That’s a 20.23% decrease. For the month of September, there were 134 cases in 2022 compared to 183 in 2021, representing a 26.78 decrease. Common concerns to look for in October: Midterms bring about anxiety and high-stress levels for students because of academic pressures, seasonal changes and homesickness. In October, CARE Team typically sees: Academic concerns Increased stress and anxiety related to academic pressure Homesickness and loneliness Roommate problems If you are concerned about a member of our campus community, please don’t hesitate to submit a concern. If you’d like to learn more about Care Team, please check out our website.