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The process of letting go emotionally is harder than dropping something

Letting go of bad habits is a process involving physical and mental deliberation.

Media overload and anxiety

News coverage of events often lacks depth and promotes fear.

Hyper-stress on college campuses: a culture of high achievement leads to increased rates of mental illnesses

Christin Howard discusses the stress current college students are under and its ramifications on mental health, physical health and drug use.

Graduating is not my greatest accomplishment

Anxiety makes the college experience even more stressful.

Overcoming my anxiety

Katrina Kervin shares her personal struggle with anxiety, and discussing the stigma attached to mental illness.

Growing up in an abusive household

Carolyn Chen discusses growing up in a household in which her parents abused her as a form of “discipline,” and how she copes with such a traumatic past today

How to start meditating (because yes, you really should)

Columnist Kate Leddy discusses her thoughts on meditation and how she learned to incorporate it in her life.

Being a woman with anxiety in America

Underrepresentation and marginalization of women in society is responsible for higher incidences of mental health disorders among women than men, says Brianna Zimmerman.

Making room for context and perspective

Isaac Simon discusses how trying to keep perspective on one’s life helps to create the context in which one can understand her or his mental illness.

UMass uses support and therapy groups to help ease stress

Mentoring and support groups can be a useful tool for victims of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, according to research by Concordia University in Canada.

Letters to the Editor: 2-10-11

Daily Collegian readers respond to news, events, and what’s happened in The Collegian during the past week.