Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Being a woman with anxiety in America

By Brianna Zimmerman

October 2, 2014

Like an estimated 18 percent of American adults, I have an anxiety disorder. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, as a female, I am 60 percent more likely than my male counterparts to develop an anxiety disorder...

Making room for context and perspective

By Isaac Simon

October 2, 2014

Anxiety, like so many other conditions in life, can be hard to categorize. I feel as if most people deal with a little bit of depression at some point in their lives. Certain things happen in a person’s life to make her or him...

Depression doesn’t define you

By Steven Gillard

October 2, 2014

In the five years that I’ve been friends with Katie, she has always been an amazing friend. I’ve never met someone more considerate or compassionate, a person who sees the good in everybody and who you can unconditionally...

Letter: UMass failed to treat addiction as a disease

By Joel Menasha

October 2, 2014

To the editor: I was deeply disturbed after reading the Boston Globe’s recent piece, “UMass police helped keep student’s addiction secret.” I am a proud alum of the University of Massachusetts, and I consider my decision...

Ways to de-stress in college

By Sarah Gamard

October 2, 2014

We all get stressed. It would be weird if we didn’t. Here are some tips on how to develop stress-reducing habits to ease and improve your college experience and your general well-being. Eat Right – I could write an entire...

Deinstitutionalization: A blessing or a curse?

By Noosha Uddin

October 2, 2014

With the birth of deinstitutionalization, the closure of state mental hospitals and asylums, social justice advocates rejoiced in the sudden provision of equality for the mentally ill. At the pinnacle of rampant criticism...