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USC Informs Students about Mental Health Resources

The two-day forum tells students about the services the University has in place for those with mental health issues.

USC held a two-day forum starting Wednesday informing students about the services in place for people with mental health issues, such as more time on exams and psychiatric help.

Caroline Wu was in her second year of medical school when she was diagnosed with anxiety and depression.

"I actually ended up failing out of my second year," said Wu. "If I hadn't had the support of psychiatry and psychology, I don't know if I would have been able to become a doctor."

Psychology Professor Elyn Saks said late teens and early twenties are the years when many have a mental breakdown.

"They are in a new environment without family [and] need to learn how to manage their time and do their work," said Saks.

USG's Director of Health and Wellness said there is a person to talk to about any struggles.

"There are counseling services at the health center, free," said A.J. Pinto. "They would love to see where you are at as a student. They love to talk to you. They're great people."

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