Mental Health Awareness

May 25, 2021

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’d like to use this podcast to share the ways in which students can support their health and well-being at Princeton. We are joined by Allen Liu ‘22, an operations research and financial engineering concentrator and founder of the Undergraduate Student Government Mental Health Task Force. Allen talks about navigating the stressful moments of college, why he decided to seek professional counseling, and the ways in which the task force has made services more accessible to all. Dr. Calvin Chin, director of counseling and psychological services, starts the episode with information about the free mental health services available to students at Princeton, as well as the many support resources in place at the University.

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Show Notes:

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About "Meet Princeton!"

Co-Hosts: Vivian Slee, senior assistant dean of admission, and Bryant Blount '08, assistant dean of undergraduate students and manager of strategic communications
Producers: Vivian Slee and Mary Buckley, associate dean, strategic communications, Office of Admission
Editor/Sound Engineer: Nick Donnoli, Orangebox Productions 
Sound Engineer: Molly Trueman '24
Logo Design: Esteban Aguas '19, admission officer

The theme music to our podcast was created by Molly Trueman '24. 

Molly, a rising sophomore at Princeton, plans on majoring in music with a potential certificate in Applications of Computing. Outside of class, she is part of Glee Club, Chamber Choir, and the Tigressions, a contemporary all-female a cappella group. While she has been practicing voice and piano since age six, within the past year—especially during quarantine—she has become more passionate about songwriting and music production, leading her to create music for this podcast.