The committee will prioritize the creation of a network of graduate student mental health and wellness advocates in graduate programs across the university.
Rackham Mental-Health Taskforce
The task force summarizes its first year’s findings and calls on Rackham and U-M graduate programs to prioritize graduate student mental health and well-being alongside academic success.
Rackham Graduate Student Mental Health Task Force chair Meghan Duffy and members Sara Abelson and Janelle Goodwill identify eight ways universities can ensure no student population is left behind by efforts to improve mental health on campus.
Mentoring, department culture, student training, and access to care will all take central places in the task force’s work.
Half of all graduate students experience psychological distress. Rackham students Sara Abelson and Janelle Goodwill are leveraging their public health and social work expertise to help their fellow peers across U-M.
The task force will focus on identifying and implementing specific changes that can be made to better support graduate-student mental health at U-M.