Supporting Faculty Mental Health - On Campus Podcast MAY 03, 2022 SEASON 1 EPISODE 8
Negar Shekarabi, Psy.D is the Coordinator of Faculty and Staff Support Services at University of California, Irvine. In her role, Negar provides oversight and oversees mental health support services for both faculty and staff. She has worked in university settings providing mental health services since 2006, including University of California, Riverside Counseling Center and most recently the University of California, Irvine Counseling Center. Negar has coordinated the CalMHSA Mental Health Services grant from 2012-2014, where her work focused on mental health training and stigma reduction efforts.
According to a recent 2021 report from Boston University’s School of Public Health, faculty members are experiencing similar mental health needs as their students. Faculty and staff members often feel a sense of responsibility to support students who are in emotional or mental distress. Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, student level data indicated increased levels of anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts.
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