They call us snowflakes. The generation that was coddled by helicopter and snowplow parents. They say we’re lazy, fragile, selfish and entitled — that we feel like we deserve participation trophies.
Substances such as alcohol and marijuana are extremely prevalent on college campuses and they can be used recreationally or to cope with mental illness.
High beauty standards can cause women to develop eating orders, anxiety and other health problems. The emergence of social media has elevated the problem.
College men often face pressure to conform to perceived notions of masculinity such as being a heavy drinker, heavy smoker and being with lots of women.
Ke Wang, a junior finance major from China, has faced challenges adapting to American culture and he said it's affected his mental health.
Introverts may experience difficulties fitting into JMU because of extroverted themes on campus such as FrOG Week, "Be Involved!" culture and the party scene.
For individuals between the ages of 10 and 34, suicide was the second most common cause of death in the year 2016, according to a report done by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. It was the 10th leading cause of death overall.
Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl has three conditions to a purposeful life, which were discovered by JMU professor Bill Evans while he was studying at Duke University.
JMU student Claire Bennett, using a pseudonym to protect her identity, survived a suicide attempt and now copes with her depression through art.
Fear of Missing Out, or FOMO, is experienced by college students when they have anxiety than an exciting or interesting event may be going on elsewhere.
Emotional abuse affects college students at JMU and across the nation, leaving behind scars less detectable than those from physical domestic violence.
Grit. was also published as a 48-page special report in the Dec. 6, 2018, edition of The Breeze. A flippable version is below. It is best viewed on a tablet or desktop at full screen.