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Listening sessions seeking feedback on mental health, well-being continue

by | Feb. 17, 2017, 12:59 PM

The Chancellor’s Strategic Planning Committee on Mental Health and Wellbeing invites staff, faculty and students to share their thoughts at a series of targeted town hall-style listening sessions in February and March focusing on how the university can create a holistic and inclusive approach to supporting mental health and well-being at Vanderbilt.

The committee, comprising faculty, staff and students, is conducting a comprehensive review of existing campus resources and programs with a special focus on how to reduce stigma any member of the campus community might experience in seeking support. The committee is looking at issues related to and that can impact mental health and well-being, such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress management, self-care, health relationships, sexual violence, trauma, academic pressures and access to care. The group also will consider the roles that race, cultural identity, neurodiversity, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, socioeconomic status and other factors play.

Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students are encouraged to attend and offer feedback at their respective town halls.

Undergraduate Student Town Halls

Tuesday, Feb. 21
6–8 p.m.
Wyatt Center Rotunda

Graduate and Professional Student Town Halls

Wednesday, Feb. 22
2–4 p.m.
Flynn Auditorium

Faculty Town Halls

Thursday, Feb. 23
1–3 p.m.
Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 155

Wednesday, March 1
10 a.m.–noon
Godchaux Nursing Annex, Room 155

Staff Town Halls

Tuesday, Feb. 28
10 a.m.–noon
Student Life Center Board of Trust Room

Media Inquiries:
Princine Lewis, (615) 322-NEWS
princine.lewis@vanderbilt.edu