Taylor Hudak, 22, of Guilford, CT, a master’s student in the Integrated Bachelor’s/Master’s Program at University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, recently wrote an Op-Ed piece in the Hartford Courant – and made reference to the October 2017 New York Times Magazine article featuring Mountain Valley. 

It is not a question if overachievers will burn out or break down, but when. A recent New York Times article showcased students who required intensive therapy and medication to cope with the college application process or the fear of failure. Students are making themselves physically sick over fear of a B+. They exist in a constant fight-or-flight state over their academic performance, resulting in stomach issues, headaches, anxiety, depression and even suicide.