Ana West | Loneliness at Penn is Rampant, And It’s Time to Stop Hiding it - Diverse Health

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Ana West | Loneliness at Penn is Rampant, And It’s Time to Stop Hiding it

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by Ana West

Penn students talk a lot about various aspects of our campus culture and the negative effects that accompany them. We all know how our pre–professional culture creates stress among students and negatively impacts our mental health; we frequently talk about flashy displays of wealth and the insular, out–of–touch environment that we have here, so much so that terms like “Penn bubble” or “SABSing“ have become shorthand and memes. But many negative parts of Penn are harder to talk about—and one of them is the fact that a lot of us feel lonely, and we aren’t sure what to do about it.

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