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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…

California public universities to provide abortion pills under recent Senate proposal

A legislative proposal that passed through the state Senate Health Committee in April requires all public universities in California to provide abortion counseling and abortion by medication to students. If the bill passes, women attending public universities in California will be able to receive a two-pill dosage of mifepristone and misoprostol up to 10 weeks after the first day of their last menstrual cycle.

Stanford offers extended mental health help hours, effective immediately

Vaden Health Center has announced that it will be offering extended after-hours mental health and crisis support for Stanford students, effective immediately. CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) and CST (Confidential Support Team) have partnered with ProtoCall, a national provider of on-call behavioral health services, to implement after-hours emotional support and care for students. The plan to implement the extended after-hours began in late June.