Topic: mental health

David Ebersman ’91 discussed the challenges of running his startup Lyre Health, a mental health company that aims to “help people quickly (find) high-quality health care.”

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Ebersman ’91 discusses path from Facebook to mental health startup

April 18, 2019 0 comments

For former CFO of Facebook David Ebersman ’91, the most important takeaway from his time at Brown was “the idea that learning was interesting for the sake of learning.”

Visual designers worked to make the website more engaging for students, as well as help students differentiate between stress, distress and crisis.

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University updates website for students in distress

February 22, 2019 0 comments

A revised version of the University’s “Helping a Student in Distress” website launched earlier this month, which aims to be more accessible for students experiencing mental health issues and peers hoping to help them, according to an announcement from the Office of the Vice President for Campus Life.

Campaign demands zero police presence in schools

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Campaign demands zero police presence in schools

February 6, 2019 0 comments

The “Counselors Not Cops” campaign, launched by local Providence organizations in December, seeks to remove law enforcement officers from Providence Public Schools and replace them with additional guidance counselors.

University professors find brain circuit likely related to seasonal affective disorder

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University professors find brain circuit likely related to seasonal affective disorder

January 27, 2019 0 comments

In a Society for Neuroscience meeting last November, two University professors presented their discovery of a specific brain circuit that could be involved with mood disorders, including seasonal affective disorder and depression.

Kim ’19, Schuetz ’19.5: Reflecting on leavetaking at Brown

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Kim ’19, Schuetz ’19.5: Reflecting on leavetaking at Brown

December 7, 2018 0 comments

Despite these differences, all these schools are coming to embrace  a shared understanding of the importance of centering student voices — which will hopefully manifest in more opportunities for us to make leavetaking more accessible and less prohibitive here at Brown.

ARMS co-founders Mirabella Roberts ‘20 (left) and Nicole Spring ‘20.5 (right) hope to continue their mission to combat the stigma surrounding mental health by creating outlets for artistic expression. Moving forward, they will focus on fundraising and planning similar performances and events.

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Mental health nonprofit hosts first open mic night

September 26, 2018 0 comments

Art to Reduce Mental Health Stigma kicked off Friday night with the Express Your Psych Open Mic Night, an event aimed at creating a safe space in Providence for individuals to illuminate and express their experiences with mental health through all mediums of art.

Twenty-three percent of students prescribed mental health medication

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Twenty-three percent of students prescribed mental health medication

April 26, 2018 0 comments

The Herald’s spring undergraduate poll found that 13.3 percent of students have been prescribed medication for depression and 16.6 percent for anxiety.

Student panelists at a town hall shared their experiences with mental health resources on campus. They called for increased transparency and access and emphasized the importance of continuous improvement.

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Students talk mental health at town hall

April 20, 2018 0 comments

At a mental health town hall yesterday, five student panelists praised reforms to mental health and disability services on campus while also vocalizing their discontent with a continued lack of transparency and systemic limits to resource accessibility.

22 percent of students call home at least once a day

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22 percent of students call home at least once a day

April 20, 2018 0 comments

When Alexis Jackson ’21 left her family in Ohio and arrived on College Hill, she felt overwhelmed by the jarringly difficult pre-med classes.

The six local advocacy groups that compose AMOR convened Feb. 14 to celebrate the coalition’s launch of a hotline that offers legal and mental support for immigrants and minorities.

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Local hotline provides legal support to immigrants

April 10, 2018 0 comments

Nearly two months after establishing a hotline that provides support to immigrants and minorities in Rhode Island, the Alliance to Mobilize Our Resistance is focused on making small-scale community change by offering immediate support to its callers.