It’s no secret that students deal with stress. It’s become the social norm to be stressed, sleepless, hopeless and overwhelmed. Of course, it’s normal to have stress in life; if there was someone who didn’t have a single stress in their life, I would like to know what kind of life they were leading! That said, the degree to which today’s students feel stress is unbelievable. In 2013, The Globe and Mail published an article discussing a study about Canadian students and stress. In a survey of 30,000 students, 90% said they were overwhelmed, 63% said they were lonely (I’m extrapolating that they feel this way because of work keeping them from socializing for fear of failure), and 50% said they felt hopeless. Even more shocking: of those 30,000 students, 9.5% said that they had seriously considered taking their own lives as a result of stress. Imagine if that study had’ve been done here at Glendon, with our small population of around 2,700 students, if 9.5% were suicidal that would equate to roughly one in ten students.