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CAPS director, current students discuss mental health challenges, strategies for incoming frosh

The weight of a new environment, pressure to forge new friendships and start of a stressful academic journey can all contribute to mental health challenges faced by first-year college students. At a high-profile, rigorous university like Stanford, these issues are amplified further, wrote Bina Patel, director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Vaden Health Center, in an email to The Daily.