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Q&A: Ron Albucher talks CAPS challenges and changes

After nine years of service, Dr. Ron Albucher will be stepping down from his role as director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Vaden Health Center. He will remain on board as a part-time psychiatrist at CAPS, splitting his time between CAPS and t his private practice in San Francisco as the program transitions to a new director next fall. The Daily sat down with Dr. Albucher to learn more about the impact he has made during his nine years at CAPS and the challenges CAPS still faces moving forward.

Failing to succeed

For all the failures we face, we are notoriously unwilling to discuss them. And when we do discuss failure, we frame it as though failing is something that must be accepted, but is itself not desirable.

Mental health is our Vietnam

Find student leadership that can have tough conversations with faculty about reducing some of the absurd workloads students can get stuck with. The hazing generation is over – it has caused too much damage to people we love. Most importantly, never be afraid to ask for help. If you have the courage, be open about your struggles and how you sought out help to get better. You can save those who are hurting too badly to build up the confidence to seek help.