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Topic: mental health

‘Time doesn’t even have meaning anymore’: International students adopt irregular sleep schedules to study remotely

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‘Time doesn’t even have meaning anymore’: International students adopt irregular sleep schedules to study remotely

November 12, 2020 0 comments

11 p.m. in Seoul, South Korea. As his family goes to bed, Joon Nam ’23 awakes and opens his laptop to prepare for his Zoom class. As he studies, the sun rises — and by the time he’s ready to end his day, the rest of the country has only just started theirs.

The University and student groups have created online resources for community members to reflect after Election Day this Tuesday.

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Brown prepares for students’ election anxiety with support resources

November 5, 2020 0 comments

In light of the presidential election, the University and student groups have prepared support resources for community members, hoping to address mental health concerns stemming from returning election results.

After his three and a half year tenure as director of University CAPS, Will Meek is stepping down to serve as Global Director of Mental Health and Wellness at Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute.

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Director of Counseling and Psychological Services steps down

November 2, 2020 0 comments

Director of Counseling and Psychological Services Will Meek stepped down Oct. 27 after three and a half years in the position, he announced in a Herald letter to the editor. 

Letter: A Goodbye from Dr. Meek

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: A Goodbye from Dr. Meek

November 2, 2020 0 comments

I wanted to send you all a thank-you note as I depart the University. I’ve been the director of Counseling and Psychological Services for 3.5 years, and during that time our center has gone through a major transformation, in no small part thanks to you.

GCS president Kathryn Thompson expresses excitement over the University’s new efforts to address graduate students’ mental health needs.

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GSC works to promote graduate student mental health amid COVID-19 pandemic

October 25, 2020 0 comments

The Graduate Student Council has been planning self-care activities to bolster support for graduate students’ mental health, particularly in light of the coronavirus pandemic and the additional stress it causes.

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.

News, Science & Research

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.

Metro, News

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.