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Why failure can be beneficial for an increasingly anxious generation

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College students are more anxious now than they have ever been. Based on a Spring 2017 survey done by the American College Health Association 60.8 percent of college students said they felt overwhelming anxiety in the last year. This was nearly a 10 percent increase from the assessment back in 2008 and a 3 percent increase just from the previous year. In the last decade, anxiety has surpassed depression as the No. 1 reason college students seek professional help or counseling. The trend remains the same at the University of Arizona, according to student surveys administered at the University Campus Health Services. Anxiety was listed as student’s top concern with depression following as a second in an annual self-reporting survey. Leslie Ralph, a psychologist at Counseling and Psych Services at the University of Arizona, said social media and the...

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