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These 9 College Students Want To Tell You About Their Mental Illnesses

We applaud people who talk about their struggles with bodily injury or illness like amputations or cancer. But surviving mental illness is rarely celebrated. Even though mental illnesses like depression and anxiety are incredibly common, they carry a stigma that prevents many people from seeking treatment. So these students deserve a standing ovation for coming out of the shadows to tell the story of their journeys.

These 9 College Students Want To Tell You About Their Mental Illnesses

Don't give in to stigma. If you dig this video, share it so more people with mental illness can leave shame behind.

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The rise of COVID-19 infections due to the rampant spread of the Delta variant has cast a shadow over a summer many thought would be a return to normalcy. Last Friday, the U.S. hit 100,000 daily infections, a number we haven't seen since vaccines became readily available.

The good news is that the surge in cases has inspired a lot of vaccine-hesitant people to change their minds.

"This may be a tipping point for those who have been hesitant to say, 'OK, it's time,'" Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, told CNN. "I hope that's what's happening. That's what desperately needs to happen if we're going to get this Delta variant put back in its place."

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