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Just Depressing

I just talked to a friend of mine whom I haven’t see in class in about a month. Turns out that he is just having a tough time with college and life in general. But what gets me is that he said he was just diagnosed with clinical depression. Well, he happens to be about the fourth person in the last two weeks that has told me that. Why is everyone depressed all the sudden? I know college is generally tough especially if you don’t know exactly what you want to do and where you want to go, but it just seems like there’s something going around like the flu… I donno, I guess I’m just wondering if anyone else has seen this kind of thing on their campus as well. I’d be really interested to know whether this is a new occurance (as far as an increase in percent suffering from this) or if it’s just part of college that you don’t usually hear about. Anyone have any viewpoints on the matter?