01/31/2011 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

5 Tips to Avoid Depression In College

For many freshmen, watching their parents drive away on the first day of college is a moment of unabashed excitement over the newfound sense of freedom. As time wears on, however, long winter months take hold and can bring feelings of homesickness and dread over the first round of daunting finals. These thoughts can--and often do--lead to depression amongst college students, particularly freshmen unaccustomed to dealing with such pressures in a foreign environment.

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