Georgia Tech Mental Health Task Force

Last May, GT President G.P. “Bud” Peterson, appointed a Mental Health task force. Chaired by Lynn Durham, assistant vice president and chief of staff in the Office of the President, the 13-person group, composed of students, faculty, and staff met during the summer to discuss mental health issues, support, and needs in Tech’s student body. Peterson appointed the group as a result of concerns raised by undergraduate and graduate student leaders.

“Our students see mental health issues in others, but not necessarily in themselves,” Durham said. “They are under a great deal of pressure and don’t see the stress points, or the concerning behaviors such as staying up all night multiple nights in a row. They feel invincible and often don’t reach out for the help they need.”

The group released it’s report and recommendations October 30.

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