New - Graduate and Professional Student Mental Health Committee

Monday, November 9, 2015

We are looking for Graduate/Professional Student Representatives!

Are you interested in supporting the mental health and well-being of the graduate and professional student body?  Do you have a desire to make an impact on the environment?  The Graduate School and Gannett Health Services have teamed together to form a new committee designed to focus specifically on our graduate and professional students.  If you are interested in joining, please contact the Co-Chairs of the committee, Janna Lamey, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Life, at or Catherine Thrasher-Carroll, Mental Health Promotions Coordinator, at ct265@cornell.eduPlease do so by Friday, November 13.  The exact charge of the committee is below.

Mental health is one component of health that can impact a student’s academic progress.  Because the graduate and professional student academic experience and stressors are often different from undergraduates, the Graduate and Professional Student Mental Health Committee will serve as a space for open discussion about the state of graduate student mental health and research-based interventions (i.e. resiliency framework) designed to most effectively support graduate and professional students.  In addition, this committee will provide leadership and advocacy for campus-wide involvement to champion graduate and professional student mental health.  To allow for flexibility and adjustment of circumstances, resources, and interests, the Committee will set yearly goals, to be reviewed annually by the Council of Mental Health and Well-being.  The Committee will also be charged with incorporating the GPCI (Graduate and Professional Community Initiative) section on Mental Health as a needs assessment and will report on its efforts to the GPCI Executive Committee.  Graduate and Professional Student Mental Committee Members will serve for a two-year period, meeting monthly, actively participating in discussion, and completing out-of-meeting assignments as needed.