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Cry Closet Added In College For Stressed-Out Students (Can Easily Be Added To Your Home)

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The Cry Closet at the University of Utah (Photo courtesy of Twitter.com via @aJackieLarsen)

First it was therapy puppy play dates, now it’s cry closets. These closets are apparently helping college kids relieve stress. You must have a closet at your place. Maybe you can try this at home …

It all started when the University of Utah wanted to answer the question: “What to do with crying students?”

Recently a student’s tweet went viral when she shared a photo of a “cry closet” installed in the school’s library during final preparations.

The closet has a narrow door, a dark lining, plush floor — and stuffed animals.

On the outside of the door, there’s a sign that reads: “A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students.”

It goes on …

“This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10-minute break.”

The closet will be taken down the week following finals.

Therapy tactics and mental health initiatives like these receive different reactions.

https://twitter.com/dexdawg/status/988926007813066752

While some approve of the intention to improve student well-being, others claim it doesn’t properly prepare students for work-life management.

So how helpful is this cry closet? Why not throw a few stuffed animals into a closet at home or work and try it out — or cry it out, as it were.

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