The Weiland Health Initiative, an interdisciplinary program chartered to promote health and wellness across the spectrum of gender identities and sexual orientations, began its second official year with plans for new programming.
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.
The difficulty in calling out an eating disorder is that it is defined by a way of thinking, and the actions that follow are only potential indicators.
The Bridge Center for Peer Counseling has experienced a spike in calls this quarter, possibly in relation to two recent student deaths, according to Bridge counselor Akshay Gopalan ‘12 who spoke to The Daily in advance of a discussion about dealing with grief and suicide on campus.
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.
Stanford University and 13 other institutions of higher education announced their partnership in the Learning Collaborative on High-Risk Drinking, a national effort to tackle binge drinking on American campuses. This development comes at a time in which nearly 2,000 American college students die annually from alcohol-related injuries.