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Now more than ever, students are feeling the pressure — and this isn’t the first time The Daily Pennsylvanian has made this claim.

In 1997, the DP ran an article highlighting the efforts of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center. The former director of the center, Ilene Rosenstein, said that students were experiencing more pressure than ever before. During the 1991-1992 academic year, over 800 students visited CAPS, seeking help for stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.

Following increased efforts to reach out to students, as well as an increase in the student population, CAPS now helps over 3,000 students a year overcome everyday pressures.

While counseling services aren’t as taboo as they were back in the day, Cornell University’s counseling center director Gregory Eells said that a stigma still exists around mental health services.

As much as things seem to change, they still stay the same: current CAPS director Bill Alexander also claims that students are more stressed than ever.

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