This story contains references to students with thoughts of suicide and self-harm that may be troubling to some readers.
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.
The rally follows a petition circulated by the Stanford Asian American Activism Committee on Feb. 11 demanding that the University change its “discriminatory” Dean’s Leave of Absence policy.
Litigation on the lawsuit filed against Stanford by the nonprofit Disability Rights Activists (DRA) alleging Stanford’s leave of absence policies discriminate against those with mental health disabilities has been paused as the University remains in active settlement discussions with the DRA.
Due to the number of sources who wished to remain anonymous, names of some students in this article have been changed. These students are identified by first-name pseudonyms. Dean of Students Chris Griffith told Karen her behavior was negatively impacting the Stanford community. Jacob and Erik were told they required an unreasonable level of care…
Three more individuals have joined the class-action lawsuit against Stanford — originally filed in May — which claims that the University, in placing students on leaves of absences in the face of severe mental health challenges without seeking sufficient accommodations, has discriminated against students with mental health disabilities.
By the end of his sophomore year, Adison Chang ’19 was “done” with Stanford. Burned out from juggling his extracurricular commitments and frustrated by his major requirements, Chang felt like he’d lost sight of his purpose at school. “I was like, ‘Why am I here? What do I want out of my time here?’” He…
The Daily profiles three students who took time off from Stanford to pursue their professional and humanitarian goals.