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32% Students Experience Overthinking Which Affects Mental Health: Says PeakMind Survey


32% Students Experience Overthinking Which Affects Mental Health: Says PeakMind Survey


PeakMind, a digital platform that works towards students’ mental health and suicide prevention in India, conducted a comprehensive survey of over 10,000 students to uncover the most prevalent mental health challenges impacting their daily lives. The findings shed light on the significant issues students face and highlight the urgent need for support and resources to address these concerns.

The survey, conducted from January to March 2024 aimed to identify the key stressors and struggles experienced by students across various demographics. The results paint a concerning picture of the mental health challenges prevalent among today’s youth.

The findings from the PeakMind survey paint a concerning picture of the mental health landscape among students. A staggering 41% of respondents disclosed experiencing sleep disturbances, such as difficulty sleeping or excessive sleeping, indicating a widespread disruption in their sleep patterns with potential implications for their overall health and well-being. Furthermore, 35% of students admitted to feeling poorly about themselves, highlighting the prevalence of self-esteem issues within the student demographic.

Moreover, approximately 32% of respondents reported experiencing worrying too much or overthinking on a daily basis, suggesting heightened levels of anxiety and stress within the student population. Additionally, 29% of students acknowledged becoming easily annoyed and irritable, potentially impacting their emotional well-being and interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, 28% of respondents expressed little interest and pleasure in doing things, indicating symptoms of depression or emotional disengagement.

These findings underscore the importance of fostering a supportive and inclusive environment that promotes mental wellness and resilience among students.

Neeraj Kumar, Founder & CEO – PeakMind voiced – “These findings are deeply concerning and emphasize the urgent need for proactive measures to support students’ mental health and well-being. It is our collective responsibility to prioritize the mental health of students and provide them with the necessary resources and support systems to cope with these challenges effectively.”


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