MIT alumna Grace Taylor '12 describes her deeply personal experience with depression, why she thinks it's hard to ask for help at MIT, and the tremendous support she found when she did.

David Randall, MIT's Senior Associate Dean for Student Support and Wellbeing, outlines concise, concrete steps and resources faculty can use to help students after a tragedy or loss in the community.

Libby Mahaffy, Assistant Director for Conflict Management at MIT address the question: How can we effectively listen and provide support?

Blanche Staton, Dean for Graduate Education, introduces the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education. In this quick 2 minute video, she breaks down the different constituents of the ODGE, their functions and what resources are available to support MIT's graduate students.

Associate Dean and Head of Student Support Services David Randall describes the services S3 offers and debunks some commonly held beliefs that MIT students have about asking for help.

Physics Professor John Belcher gives a very candid description of his own experience with depression.

Wellness Instructor Zan Barry explains how mental health and well-being programs and services at MIT Medical can benefit students and other members of the MIT community.

Libby Mahaffy, the Assistant Director for Conflict Resolution, describes the REFS peer counseling program staffed by graduate students trained in conflict management.

During his first semester at MIT, Media Lab grad student Karthik Dinakar became depressed, but felt he should be able to handle it on his own. It wasn't until he reached out to friends and other support systems for help that he realized he wasn't the only one struggling.

Psychologist Xiaolu Hsi describes what students can expect when they reach out to MIT Medical for help.

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