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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.

The Millennial Mystique

I’ve had enough experience with speaker events about mental health to know that they proceed in predictable ways — the speaker’s story will strike a chord with the audience, who will then crowd the speaker to tell them about how much they related to their story. I was one of these speakers once, at the…

When ‘Keep your head in the game’ goes too far: Student-athletes, mental health and the drug of expectation

When an athlete tears their ACL, trainers and medics immediately rush to the scene. In the weeks that follow, a flood of coaches, trainers, physiotherapists, strength and conditioning staff and medical specialists are fully invested in getting that athlete physically healthy again. Injured athletes receive treatment and physiotherapy every day until they’re once more able…