In Wake of 4 Suicides, M.I.T. Focuses on Stress Issues

March 17, 2015

Four students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have committed suicide in the last year -- two of them in the last month -- prompting a renewed focus on stress issues, The Boston Globe reported. Many M.I.T. students were academic superstars growing up and face their first academic difficulty once enrolled. M.I.T. officials are encouraging students to talk about "imposter syndrome," where people feel they don't belong. The hashtag #peoplebeforePsets (for problem sets) is encouraging discussions of these issues.


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