Students should expect to wait no more than one week for an in-person consultation with a clinician at CAPS, which has re-vamped its mental health services this year to eliminate the initial phone assessment causing delays in treatment.
The result of Brainstorm’s collaboration with Pinterest was an update on the Pinterest mobile app that displays guides for easing anxiety, such as short exercises to refocus attention and relax. These guides show up when users search terms indicative of stress, work anxiety and sadness.
As a student in Stanford’s Learning, Design and Technology program, former youth gymnastics coach, gymnast and cheerleader Emily Rapada ’18 M.A. ’19 developed Beyond the Game, a digital platform aimed at helping coaches change this culture by opening up discussions about mental health.
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 merging of administrative oversight toward student groups and Greek life, increased mental health services and the promise of continued campus social programming were among the announcements shared in Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker-Cole’s spring quarter update to the campus community on Tuesday.
With the summer fast approaching, we here at the Daily wanted to take the time to look back at this year’s most important stories and point out some trends we’ve noticed about campus life. From the recent admissions scandal, to crises facing the grad student population, to GUP protests and long-range planning reports, this has been a hectic year for the Stanford community. We’ve been there every step of the way making sure that the story gets told.
Struggling with rebuilding his confidence after his diagnosis and a psychotic episode that almost led him to attempt suicide, Zack Burton brought the idea to his girlfriend, Elisa Hofmeister, with the aim of breaking down stigma surrounding mental illness.
On-campus production highlights mental health and the stigma surrounding it “Insane. Incompetent. Irrational. Unhinged. Not capable. Are you f**king crazy?” After the lights dimmed, these words and other derogatory phrases were flung across the stage by cast members, culminating in a cacophony of shouting that was sharply cut off by the stomp of a foot.…