After implementing 18 recommendations from a 2008 report on campus mental health resources, the University oversight committee on the subject will now give way to a newly-created advisory board. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) director Ron Albucher and Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs Sally Dickson will co-chair the advisory board, which is expected to convene formally for the first time this fall.
Over the past week, The Daily has examined how the University responds to and works to prevent mental health crises, the campus resources that exist to help students who are struggling and how students themselves experience those services.
Luskin and Pertofsky originally taught a course titled “The Pursuit of Happiness and Health” in the School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, which in 2007 evolved into the happiness class offered now, taught twice a year through the athletics department. The happiness class covers topics such as gratitude, mindfulness, human connections, forgiveness and meditation, and reaches a wider student audience.
I want to share the resources that I’ve used–both to commend Stanford for its supportive environment and to share with other students that may be floundering how I’ve made my way through school.
While my entire school mourned the losses of my classmate and teacher, only a small number of my friends and my teachers were aware that my aunt had died, too. As contained as I kept my mourning in high school, I find it even harder to express my grief at Stanford…