Mental Health Advocacy

Young drepressed student sitting on stairs

Young Advocates Take the Lead to Curb Campus Suicide

When the campus alert system at the University of California at Los Angeles notified students of a possible shooter this February and directed them to shelter in place, senior Meera Varma found herself surrounded by frightened students. She told the alarmed undergrads hunkered down in the dorm it was okay to be scared — a technique she’d learned in a mental health training.

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