CAPS will receive four new clinicians in fall 2019 “to improve student access and reduce wait times,” Brubaker-Cole wrote, adding that the counseling center will change its “in-take process to prioritize timely in-person consultation with a CAPS clinician.”
I recently got to work closely with both Kimiko Hirota and Bryce Tuttle over the past school year, while planning a mental health campaign with the Stanford Asian-American Activism Committee to protest Stanford’s egregious treatment of students struggling with mental health issues. Through gross misapplication of its dean’s leave of absence policy, the University had…
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Have you seen or noticed the bins with pronoun stickers popping up around campus?
The crisis extends into the ways counseling and psychological services are provided at the University and into the intrinsic nature of graduate education.
Faculty responses to mental health issues, Stanford’s current lawsuit entanglement and suicide were the center of a Monday night panel discussion on mental health.
A question I have been asked many a time, upon divulging the fact that I am sad, or distressed, or scared, or feeling unstable. To answer the question: no. I am, in fact, in therapy. But I use a separate system that has proven to be much better for my overall mental health. That is not the point of this piece. What I want to talk about is my loved ones, and my not so loved ones, who feel that this is an appropriate question to ask.
It’s undeniable that mental illness is a pressing issue on college campuses, especially at Stanford, where students are constantly pressured to succeed. It’s undeniable, too, that stigma against mental illness is a form of ableism — something that blames individuals for their struggles instead of attending to structural issues like a lack of accessibility to mental health resources. Which is why it’s so frustrating to learn that Stanford has made it a matter of institutional policy to treat students struggling with mental illness as security risks to be disciplined, and not as people with disabilities, worthy of respect. Through a gross misapplication of its Dean’s Leave of Absence policy, Stanford has evicted students from on-campus housing and barred them from campus for either expressing suicidal ideas or acting on suicidal thoughts, without regard to the facts of each individual’s case and the possible long-term impact of its actions on students’ health and recovery.