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There is 1 comment on National Depression Screening Day: Give Yourself a Mental Health Checkup Thursday

  1. What about “ Seize the Awkward ?” , postvention committee and so much more recommended by the JED a foundation that BU states they partner with.
    Students need more positive outreach as many will not just go get screened for Depression. Reach them in so many other ways and identify at risk students. Hire more counselors and life coaches. What about mentioning the extraordinary workshops HIllel is doing with life coaches – a more positive approach. Retrain RA’s and offer them more support too – every staff, faculty and RA should be trained in mental health first aid as UNC has done and JED foundation highly endorses. The templates are there to help BU shine in this department. But every terrier on campus should feel the positive outreach and see it continuously along with an anonymous hotline to report concerns or students who may be at risk and therapy dogs brought at least weekly for students to lift morale and help elevate mood. It’s not just a one month activity. It needs to be continuous and when events happen, transparency is key while maintaining confidentiality and both are possible to avoid rumors and anxiety and more tragedy. Promoting wellbeing in turn results in high academic performance. It’s a win win.

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