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Depression, Anxiety, Stress

Teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since 2007, there has been a remarkable observable shift in student mindset and behavior in the most recent years.

"What's striking about our findings is that there is a disproportionate number of students who are reporting a large number of exposures to stress they believe is traumatic or difficult to overcome,"

Cindy Liu

Director of the developmental risk and cultural disparities program

at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston.

More than 1 of every 3 college freshmen across the globe — 35 percent — show symptoms of one of the common mental-health disorders, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. The research was based on World Health Organization data on 13,984 full-time freshman students from 19 colleges in eight countries — Australia, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Spain and the United States.

The two most common disorders found were major depression (affecting 21 percent of the students) and generalized anxiety disorder (19 percent). read more

photo from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Not claiming any expertise in mental health- I observed a high number of students remarked about anxiety, depression and the effects of learning and training Gracie Jiu Jitsu during the Fall semester of 2018. These comments were taken from their final exam where they actually had latitude to answer in a wide variety of ways. Below are compiled screenshots.

Is Gracie Jiu Jitsu an effective medicine?

Do the advantages of training and learning Gracie Jiu Jitsu outweigh medication?

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