Student involved in the public medical emergency at the graduate residence


Stanford is working to support a student who was involved in a publicly visible medical emergency at a graduate residence on Wednesday, Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mona Hicks and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Susie Brubaker wrote. Cole in an email to the student body.

University spokesman EJ Miranda declined to comment further on the incident, but wrote that the incident posed “no danger to the campus community” and reiterated that the student was currently receiving appropriate care.

Hicks and Brubaker-Cole stressed the importance of prioritizing the mental health and well-being of students, acknowledging that the incident was announced at a particularly difficult time for students. Many students have shared feelings of “stress and disconnect” in conversations with University officials over the past few months, the email said.

The email also comes after graduate student leaders expressed concern about the University’s approach to student mental health given the isolating effects of COVID-19. The Graduate Student Council voted last Wednesday to approve two bills regarding expanded COVID-19 housing for students, in part in response to mental health concerns.

Hicks and Brubaker-Cole directed students to a list of student mental health resources, including Stanford Counseling and Psychology Services and the Graduate Life Office, and encouraged community members to access these resources. if needed.

“You are not alone,” they wrote. “Remember to take a break and, if you can, take time to care for yourself or ask for help and support each other.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Support is available for students through Stanford Counseling and Psychology Services (CAPS) 24/7 at (650) 723-3785. The Graduate Life Office (GLO) is available 24/7 through the Stanford Operator at (650) 723-7288, pager 25085 and during office hours at (650) 736-7078. The Bridge Peer Counseling Center offers counseling by trained students 24/7 at (650) 723-3392. The Faculty Help Center, located in Kingscote Gardens, offers confidential help to Stanford faculty and staff.


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