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More counselors, training: Stanford takes steps to support student mental health

Original post made on Apr 30, 2019

Stanford University recently announced efforts to better support student mental health and well-being, including more counselors, services and training for faculty and staff.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 30, 2019, 8:46 AM

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Posted by Resident
a resident of Crescent Park
on Apr 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

It is nice that Stanford is doing something now. I truly do not understand how they are so frugal while sitting on a 26+ billion dollar endowment. Do they just keep raising money to say that they have more money than the Ivies? Shouldn’t they care about their students first?


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Posted by Jane Gill
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 30, 2019 at 11:48 am

“When I grow up, I want to be a college diversity bureaucrat,” said no one ever.


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Posted by Inquiring Minds
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 30, 2019 at 2:46 pm

>> The university is also looking at other areas that are connected to student mental health and well-being, including campus alcohol use, Greek life, the residential experience and graduate student affordability,

Will sex offender counseling & prevention also be offered?

It would seem to fall under the mental health category.


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Posted by Sarah1000
a resident of Los Altos
on Apr 30, 2019 at 3:17 pm

Sarah1000 is a registered user.

I am concerned that the new plan is to add “clinicians” and an expanded “wellness” program. When anyone is experiencing a mental health crisis, that person needs access to a psychiatrist and, possibly, appropriate hospital services. While preventative services are great, if Stanford University is going to appropriately accommodate students who have higher level mental health needs, it will need to provide services commensurate with those needs.


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Posted by Ray
a resident of Professorville
on Jul 17, 2019 at 10:59 am

This comment sort-of ties in with comments about the noose being found on campus. It is disturbing to find that comments on that news article were closed after only three comments were posted. And one of those three was removed! That's a little scary to me. Did the moderator decide to cut off free speech? Or was it that the comments were so offensive as to be hideous? Is our community so cruel or unthinking that we can't see the evil in either act, hanging a noose, evil enough, or making decisions about who can speak to the incident, annoying at least? Stanford is a wonderful institution, like having a friendly elephant in bed with you. One is really aware when it rolls over. I am sure they are concerned about incidents like this and I wish them luck in solving the incident and wisdom in handling it.


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