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University Library Has 'Cry Closet' For Stressed Out Students

Sunday 29/April/2018 - 10:03 PM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Moamar
A University of Utah student's "The Cry Closet" art exhibit allows students to de-stress during finals week. What are the potential health benefits of crying?
At the University of Utah، art student Nemo Miller has created an art installation that's perfect for finals week. "The Cry Closet" is a small، private space located in the very middle of a passageway at the university's J. Willard Marriott Library. The 400-pound closet-sized space was created for a class project، and has stuffed animals and toys inside، as the Technical Times said.

On the door of The Cry Closet is a framed message stating that the space is for students to take a 10-minute break from studying for the finals. Also listed on the message are several reminders for anyone who wishes to use the closet such as knocking before entering، limiting closet time to no more than 10 minutes، and a reminder to turn the lights and timer off before leaving.

The closet has been widely accepted in campus، as Miller has stated that the closet is for the students who are in need of a safe space even in a public place. Adding to this is university spokesperson Jana Cunningham who told local news to "just let it all out." Other students are also supportive of the project، with one even stating that there should be one everywhere.

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