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Wellcast: I am not my diagnosis

Jun. 12, 2018—One in five American adults experience some form of mental illness each year. In this EAP Wellcast, Rosemary Cope, EAP Counselor, and Emma Finn, LMFT, RN-BC discuss how a diagnosis of a mental health condition can mark a new beginning of a happy and productive life rather define or diminish a person and what they can contribute to society.

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What’s On My Mind: Changing the discussion around mental health and wellbeing

Mar. 22, 2018—Mental illness and wellbeing concern all of us, but the surrounding stigma can prevent people from reaching out and getting help. It's time to change, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his column this week.

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Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on mental health and wellbeing

Mar. 22, 2018—A report by the Chancellor's Strategic Planning Committee, made up of faculty, students, staff and alumni, recommends a multifaceted approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing at Vanderbilt.

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Silence, denial keeps America steeped in opioid addiction, Kennedy says

Mar. 14, 2018—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy advocated for better treatment of mental health issues and spoke candidly about his struggles during a Chancellor's Lecture Series discussion on Tuesday.

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Kennedy, Zeppos to discuss mental health and addiction advocacy March 13

Feb. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy on Tuesday, March 13. “A Common Struggle: Making Mental Health Essential Health” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Implementation Planning Group named to develop, launch Counseling Center

Feb. 15, 2018—The new Implementation Planning Group, made up of faculty and staff, will provide recommendations on Vanderbilt's network of care as well as guidance on the strategic development of the University Counseling Center.

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Healthy Minds Survey provides insight into student mental health

Dec. 18, 2017—Vanderbilt students know where to go on campus to seek support for their mental and emotional health, but often feel they don’t have enough time to seek assistance. These are just some of the findings of the Healthy Minds Survey launched by Vanderbilt in October 2016.

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Nashville historical marker honors VU graduate’s LGBT activism

Dec. 12, 2017—Community leaders, family and friends of the late Penny Campbell, a Vanderbilt graduate and LGBT activist, came together to celebrate a Nashville historical marker being placed in her honor Dec. 8.

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Faculty, staff tell stories of triumph over mental health challenges at GO THERE event

Nov. 9, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted more than 100 members of the Vanderbilt community Wednesday to hear their colleagues’ personal stories as part of the GO THERE mental health campaign.

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Faculty and staff invited to hear colleagues’ mental health and well-being stories Nov. 8

Nov. 1, 2017—The Office of the Chancellor will host a gathering of sharing, listening and solidarity around the subject of mental health and well-being on Wednesday, Nov. 8. All members of the Vanderbilt community are encouraged to attend.

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VU and VUMC partner to redesign Mental Health Services

Oct. 26, 2017—After two years of study and numerous listening sessions with students, postdoctoral fellows and providers, Vanderbilt has made the decision to transition to a new integrated model of care for campus resources that address mental health and well-being services for all students and fellows.

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Award honors Conn’s mental health research contributions

Oct. 12, 2017—P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D., founding director of the Vanderbilt Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery, has won a 2017 Research & Hope Award from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) for outstanding research in the area of mental health.

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