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RADical Hope And New York University Pilot Groundbreaking Campus Wellness Program

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --ARADical Hope today announced the launch of RADical Health, a skill-based program to help first-year college students stay well and stay resilient. RADical Health, developed in partnership with New York University (NYU), launched at NYU on October 12, 2020. Following the pilot, RADical Hope will scale the program to other college and university campuses across the country.
RADical Hope And New York University Pilot Groundbreaking Campus Wellness Program
Anxiety, depression and suicide have been soaring among young Americans a?? and that was before Covid-19.Anxiety, depression, suicide, substance use disorder and other diseases of despair have been soaring among young Americans a?? and that was before Covid-19, which is further exacerbating feelings of emotional isolation. Young people are particularly vulnerable during times of transition. RADical Health was developed with a single goal: Teach students fundamental skills to build resilience and support their own mental, physical and emotional health so they're equipped to cope before they reach a crisis point. As part of orientation, first-year students are organized into small groups under the direction of trained faculty and staff. Students are introduced toAa series of inspirational interviews, featuring notable leaders and advocates, including: New York Timesbestselling author Glennon Doyle; U.S. Olympic and World Champion Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad; actress, playwright, and NYU Professor Anna Deavere-Smith; sports and business leader Matt Higgins; singer, songwriter, producer and founder of the Blue Boy Foundation Lauv; co-founders of NYU's Of Many Institute for Multifaith Leadership Imam Khalid Latif and Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, and Social and Criminal Justice Advocate Dr. Patrice Palmer. The interviews are coupled with concrete resources and weekly group discussions designed to create safe, inclusive spaces where students can connect with peers and engage on subject topics and learned skills. RADical Health also serves as an on-ramp for students to other resources and campus activities. A brief RADical Health overview video can be viewed here.
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