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Christian Rodriguez Lisa Walter English Composition 1 13 September 2019 Anxiety and Depression on College Campuses Today’s college students are more anxious now than ever before. According to the Pew Research Center, 70 percent of teens state anxiety and depression are a “major problem” among their peers, while 26 percent state that it is a “minor problem.” (Pew Research Center) Why are today’s college students so stressed, and what steps can they take to reduce it? Here are the reasons why, along with some of the best methods for students that can be used to deal with, or substantially reduce the feelings of anxiety and depression on college campuses in the United States. Many students try to avoid certain classes or assignments which are causing them to be stressed. This practice tends to make anxiety worse over time, leading to more stress. For example, a teacher assigns homework to a student; the student decides to not do the assignment. Now, once that teacher assigns more homework, they now have double the homework. What the student can do instead, is take small steps to confront the issue. If they are struggling in class,
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