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Commentary: The talk to have before college

Before I went to college four years ago, my parents and I had a "work hard in class" talk and a "safe partying" talk. But we didn't discuss what to do if stress morphed into anxiety or depression. We should have.

Instead, that summer almost every conversation I had with an adult included some variation on: "These are going to be the best four years of your life." So I was prepped for highs. And when

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