I spent some time at Smith College learning about a program aimed at teaching students “how to fail.” Why do college students need to learn failure? Well, lots of reasons, but among them researchers believe that a lack of “resilience” – or inability...

I spent some time at Smith College learning about a program aimed at teaching students “how to fail.” Why do college students need to learn failure? Well, lots of reasons, but among them researchers believe that a lack of “resilience” – or inability to recover from some of the basic setbacks that come with college life, from being rejected from a club to bombing a quiz, along with added pressure among first-generation students who are the first in their families to attend college – are contributing factors in alarming mental health trends on campus, including an increase in depression and anxiety.

On Campus, Failure Is On the Syllabus (NY Times)