Recurrence of depression occurs in half of depressed teens within seven years. The symptoms of child and adolescent depression are very similar to those of adult depression, but since children may not be able to describe what they're feeling, so they might show their feelings through behavior. But free range childhood became less common in the 1980s. The surge in crime from the 60s through the early 90s made Baby Boomer parents more protective than their own parents had been. The current movement is largely about emotional well-being. More than the last, it presumes an extraordinary fragility of the collegiate psyche, and therefore elevates the goal of protecting students from psychological harm.
The association removed the installation, and its president wrote an e-mail to the entire student body apologizing to anyone who was triggered or hurt by the content of the microaggressions. According to the most-basic tenets of psychology, helping people with anxiety disorders avoid the things they fear is misguided. Such questioning sometimes leads to discomfort, and even to anger, on the way to understanding. But vindictive protectiveness teaches students to think in a very different way. It prepares them poorly for professional life, which often demands intellectual engagement with people and ideas one might find uncongenial or wrong.
Trigger warnings are alerts that professors are expected to issue if something in a course might cause a strong emotional response. For example, some students have called for warnings that Chinua Achebes.