Here’s one university’s ‘Cry Closet’ — the safe space within a safe space

As it turns out, the post-Millennial generation is looking at symbols of the Millennial generation like “Pajama Boy” and saying “hold our beer”:

About 75 years ago, 19-year-olds were knocking back Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. At the University of Utah in 2018, a safe space has been provided to surrender to the war on school stress:

“They load us up with finals like you wouldn’t believe,” said Jayden Skinner, another freshman studying biomedical engineering.

With that, might come the sound of crying, as the stress and pressure builds up.

Ahanonu said there’s certainly, “the need to relieve some stress.”

In the middle of a walkway at Marriott, graduating College of Fine Arts senior Nemo Miller built a space just for that—The Cry Closet.

The makeshift room features a narrow door, and inside, dark fabric lining and a plush floor filled with stuffed animals.

A timer hangs on the inside of the door, and two dome lights provide a low, ambient light.

On the outside of the door, a framed page reads: “A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students.”

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

In fairness, not nearly all of the so-called “post-Millennial” generation are triggered so. My son’s graduating from college Saturday with a degree in aerospace engineering and he’s done an insane amount of work. I assume part of the reason he’s been able to successfully complete all his work is that he hasn’t hasn’t wasted any time weeping in a closet.

Author: Doug Powers

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