HUNTER COLLEGE–Freshman Avi Mikhaylov launched the Hunter College chapter of the Unmasked Project, a national movement and app across many college campuses, in March. Originally started at Dartmouth College, the app is run entirely by students and acts as an outlet to vent mental health frustrations.
An American Psychological Association study found that about 42% of college students struggle with anxiety and 36% with depression. For many of these struggling students, time and money might be reasons therapy isn’t always an option.
“Hunter is a commuter school and it can be hard to create a community that supports each other,” said Mikhaylov.