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Mental health and college students

December can be a time of overwhelming stress, depression or anxiety, especially for college students. Maybe you are stressed out about your final exams. Perhaps you feel sad because of the gloomy, dreary winter days. Possibly the looming holidays cause you to remember or miss someone no longer in your life. Although anxious feelings are normal, it is also important to know when a bad day is more than, well, just a bad day. The recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School — one in which our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved — makes us more aware of our actions and those of the people around us. If you aren’t quite feeling like yourself, or if someone you know seems to be behaving differently, consider talking to a school counselor.

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