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Stanford, support your students with dependents through affordable healthcare plans

As medical students at Stanford, we feel deeply concerned about the University’s health insurance policies towards the spouses and children of its graduate students. Over the past six years, dependent health care coverage costs increased by 80 percent. As a result, Stanford graduate students with dependents face a catch-22: pay $893.69 per month for their dependents’ coverage or risk the consequences of no coverage at all.

Paying attention

I have realized that I am, by nature, an incessant worrier and a supremely indecisive person (particularly when my schedule is so packed, as it was all of winter quarter, and even spring quarter until this past Sunday). As such, I consider myself a planner: I am always anticipating the next thing, constantly thinking of…

Q&A: Stanford psychiatrist on preventing teen suicide

The Daily sat down with Associate Professor of Psychiatry Shashank V. Joshi to discuss his work as a psychiatrist, professor and advocate for student mental health. As a panel member of the California State Superintendent’s Student Mental Health Policy Work Group, Joshi provided input on a bill that requires California school districts to enact specific policy regarding suicide prevention for seventh through 12th grade students.