Swarthmore’s Culture of Silence: Addressing Mental Health on Campus

Recently, Yale College senior Julia Lurie published an article in the Huffington Post that piqued our serious interest and concern. In her piece, entitled “Everyone’s Battle: Confronting College Depression,” she describes her battle with anxiety, insomnia, and depression — a battle she has fought throughout her years at college. She discusses how Yale’s “culture of silence” worked against in this battle; we feel that Swarthmore’s culture is much the same.

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