Wellness and Mental Health

Fostering more accessible, effective mental health and wellness opportunities can make our world more equitable and prosperous for everyone. That’s why our faculty, students and alumni are committed to furthering research, scholarship and policy across areas of health, nutrition, psychology, policy and more. Get involved, find resources and learn more about this critical work below.

TC on the Issues

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How Gender and Racial Inequity Impact Food Security

Alumna Jennifer Cadenhead, Executive Director of the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, imparts her expertise on food security and underserved communities

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To Stop Gun Violence, We Need Evidence-Informed Solutions. This New Research Society Will Help.

As the first president of the Research Society for the Prevention of Firearm-Related Harms, TC’s Sonali Rajan will lead efforts to advance interdisciplinary work and strengthen the critical field

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Inflation Threatens Equity. Here’s How.

We chatted with just some Teachers College experts on how inflation may affect education, food access and mental health.

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How Diversity & Inclusion Play a Role in Reproductive Rights

Planned Parenthood exec and TC alumna April Avilés discusses the intersection of race and sex in women’s health — and how she found herself at the center of a key battleground

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Project

Find research on mental health disparities in ethnic minority and immigrant youth populations, as well as information on teen self-harm and suicide.

Dean Hope Center for‌ Educational and Psychological Services

Gain affordable access to psychological services, including group therapy, administered by TC students under highly qualified supervisors.

Global Mental Health Lab

Explore our efforts to reduce the burden of mental illness and improve wellbeing in under-resourced communities around the world through research, training and service provision.

Spirituality Mind Body Institute

Learn about evidence-based science that examines the effects of spirituality across the lifespan.

Center for Cerebral Palsy Research

Participate in a study that will help us learn about the mechanisms underlying impaired hand and motor function in cerebral palsy, brain plasticity, trunk control and rehabilitation.

EXerT Clinic

Receive a personalized and tailored exercise program, nutrition counseling and various health tests from expert biobehavioral health clinicians.

Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy

Find wellness programs, professional development for teachers, nutrition education curriculum and ways to get involved in local advocacy to support healthier food for everyone.

Sex Education Initiative

Gain critical insight and training designed to help education and health professionals integrate reproductive life planning and reproductive justice paradigms into their work.

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