At CAPS, we regularly see students struggling with problems such as depression, disordered eating, persistent anxiety or episodes of panic. We also see students who, inexplicably, feel unable to overcome persistent procrastination or lack of motivation. Ironically, what many of these students have in common is an emphatic focus on "being strong".
Usually, students struggle with an inflexible definition of strength that involves having no vulnerability or weakness. Strength is not the absence of weakness.
Strength is the capacity to move through vulnerable times...even when you doubt that you can.