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The transition from high school to college is a difficult one, and yet, it is a transition that is often overlooked. This site is to help college bound students, parents, and youth workers stay up to date on the latest research and trends in regards to college transition. Your comments are greatly appreciated. Join the conversation!

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Half of Us Website

While I disagree with some of its conclusions, I fully agree with this website’s intent: to bring awareness to the seriousness of depression among college students. The website called “half of us” is a reference to the statistic that nearly half of all college students feel so depressed at some point that they have trouble functioning. From the first page of the site:

“The pain is real. Remember that the next time someone tells you to ‘snap out of it’ or ‘quit feeling sorry for yourself.’ More college students struggle with depression, anxiety and other issues than you'd think. Nearly half have felt so depressed that it was difficult to function. Through Half of Us, learn about the warning signs, find help on your campus, and connect with students across the country. Half of Us is way too many to be dealing with this alone.”

The website is promoted by MTVU and ULifeLine. It features helpful information about depression and other issues related to college students' mental and physical health.

You can visit the website here.


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