In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, catch Chapman’s Director of Wellbeing Dr. Jay Kumar for a special series of the “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind” podcast. The four-part series will feature engaging interviews with Chapman experts who share their professional insights on achieving mental health as well as their personal stories of overcoming adversity. Each interview will air as both a podcast and video on the Fish Interfaith Center’s Facebook and Twitter pages.
“Helping our Chapman community develop the tools for belonging, purpose, resilience and wellbeing are essential strategies for achieving mental health and a thriving campus,” says Dr. Jay. “Ultimately, our goal is to remove the stigma around mental illness and recognize how mental health is key for cultivating a thriving Chapman community.”
Major themes explored in the podcast series include integration back into the world following the pandemic, the new stressors we face and the trends that may threaten our re-humanization and re-entry process.
In addition to the “Healthy Brain, Healthy Mind” podcast, Chapman’s Health & Wellness website offers a comprehensive guide to existing resources offered at the university to support the campus community, as well as links to new programs developed by Fitness & Recreation, Student Psychological Counseling Services, Fish Interfaith Center, Student Union and other campus units.
Mark your Calendars for the Following Episodes
May 3 – “Learning to Rehumanize” with Director of Psychological Counseling Services Andrew Kami, Ph.D.
May 10 – “Meditation Builds a Better Brain” with Assistant Professor of Health Sciences and Researcher in Meditation and the Brain Dr. Manjari Murali, Ph.D.
May 17 – “Healing from the Trauma of Hate & Injustice” with Mental Health Therapist and CEO of VCH Prosperity Consulting Veronica Clanton-Higgins, MSW.
May 24 – “Ready, Resilient & Reflective” with Dean of the Wallace All Faiths Chapel Gail Stearns.