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Kaitlin Pham 1. Social causes of Depression 1. Random stats! 1. 15% of college students experience depression 2. Suicide is the 2 nd leading cause of death 2. Coming from a new environment is very difficult, especially when there is a larger group that you have to meet, live, and study with. Being able to adapt with these changes and meeting new people is crucial to happiness. 1. The upshot of 50 years of happiness research is that the quantity and quality of a person's social connections—friendships, relationships with family members, closeness to neighbors, etc.—is so closely related to well-being and personal happiness the two can practically be equated 1. http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/raising_happiness/post/happiness_is_being_so cially_connected/ 2. People with many friendships are less likely to experience sadness, loneliness, low-self esteem, and problems with eating and sleeping. 2. Loneliness is the feeling of being alone, where one has a deep sense of emptiness, worthlessness, lack of control, and personal threat.
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