23 percent. That’s how many Stanford students say they have considered attempting suicide. Three percent say they have followed through and actually attempted it.
Even as the treatment of student mental health and wellness continues to evolve at Stanford, for many communities on campus such dialogue goes beyond the typical referral to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) or The Bridge Peer Counseling Center.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs will soon consolidate current on-campus resources for mental health and well-being in an “attractive, student-friendly, updated” website, according to University administrators.
While female students constitute 48 percent of Stanford’s undergraduate population and 37 percent of Stanford’s graduate population, 58 percent of students who have sought assistance from CAPS over the past four years have been female.
The diverse range of mental health issues experienced by graduate students has complicated efforts by the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to serve the graduate community, according to graduate students.