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Topic: mental health

Under current Rhode Island law, teletherapy is not made available to out-of-state residents. If passed by the U.S. Senate, the TREAT Act would allow healthcare professionals to offer telehealth visits from any state during the pandemic, regardless of the state in which they are licensed.

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Students struggle with navigating CAPS’ resources remotely

October 20, 2020 0 comments

Counseling and Psychological Services is working hard to offer consistent telehealth appointments and “services have been going well,” CAPS Director Dr. Will Meek wrote in an email to The Herald. But many on-campus groups and students have said that CAPS’ operations fall short of their goal of supporting students.

The unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic caused this summer to be the busiest in CAPS history, according to the program’s director Will Meek. As classes started again, isolation and work-life balance have worsened the mental health of many students.

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“They basically had their lives ripped from under them”: Students grapple with mental health concerns amidst an unexpected academic year

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As colleges shut down across the country in March, many students saw their lives completely change without warning. Intensely packed days scrambling to classes around campus turned into days spent parked in front of computer screens while scattered around the globe.

Cress Health has created the Callie app for mental health, aimed at the younger population, which employs methods of journaling and reflection on a person’s health.

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Cress Health provides mental wellness through mobile application

October 13, 2020 0 comments

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to fill hospitals with patients, healthcare workers battle the virus while trying to maintain their own mental health. Cress Health, a mental wellness company, seeks to help address burnout among healthcare workers.

Fewer mobile blood drives during the coronavirus pandemic have caused shortages for The Rhode Island Blood Center and other centers around the country.

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R.I. blood supply in jeopardy amid COVID-19 concerns

September 13, 2020 0 comments

Many mobile blood drives in Rhode Island scheduled for this upcoming fall have been canceled due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, according to Kara LeBlanc, marketing communications manager of the Rhode Island Blood Center.

Brown researchers show efficacy of Unwinding Anxiety app among medical professionals

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Brown researchers show efficacy of Unwinding Anxiety app among medical professionals

April 16, 2020 0 comments

As physicians face new challenges fighting the COVID-19 pandemic on the frontlines, a new study out of Brown’s Mindfulness Center suggests an app could help physicians manage anxiety in the future.

Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

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Mental health services still available to Brown on-campus and afar: ‘We’re talking to people all over the world’

April 14, 2020 0 comments

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, when many students find themselves far from campus and their usual mental health resources, Counseling and Psychological Services is still providing services to students across College Hill and the globe.

Counseling and Psychological Services director discussed recent developments, including adding two student representatives to the student consultation board to address mental health needs.

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GSC, CAPS address graduate student mental health needs

February 28, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council and Counseling and Psychological Services are collaborating on new programming to address graduate student mental health needs.

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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.