The recent suicides of four students—two in March—at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have prompted students, administrators and faculty to reconsider issues about stress.
MIT is encouraging students to talk about stress caused by their workload. Many students agree the stress largely is caused by grades and academic workload, according to an article in The Boston Globe.
The school is planning to launch a campuswide campaign, We All Struggle Together, that aims to make it more socially acceptable to acknowledge imperfections and to seek assistance. The hope is that an open dialogue about stress will reduce student suicides.