Pardee RAND Students and RAND Health Organize Mental Health Awareness Day
On April 27, Pardee RAND's Coordinating Committee (CoCom) and RAND Health partnered to organize the school's first Mental Health Awareness Day. More than 50 students participated in activities including yoga, Tai Chi, and meditation sessions, as well as an art seminar led by student Crystal Huang (cohort '13).
The purpose of the event was to raise the profile of and take action to address the mental health needs of our students. The day kicked off with remarks by Dean Marquis and an overview of common stress concerns affecting students by RAND's Nicole Eberhart, a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral scientist. The activities were the first of many initiatives that CoCom and the school's administration are developing.
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