I asked Conover, who has a Ph.D. in counseling, clinical and school psychology, about what you can say or do once you notice a friend or classmate is showing symptoms of depression. Here are some of her tips.
Poor sleep habits affect your physical health in several ways, including by weakening your immune system. Sleep helps your body fight off common infections. Many students get sick during or after exams in part because they've neglected sleep in order to study.
In a serious epidemic, people facing decisions that may have life or death consequences will need to trust their information sources. If health officials and the media lose their credibility, it may be impossible to recover.