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Elis for Rachael in the Press


UP CLOSE | “Cold, institutional, transactional”: A look back on four decades of mental healthcare at Yale

Yale Daily News – April 21, 2022

"Yale quietly relaxes reinstatement requirements"

Yale Daily News – April 5, 2022

"Elis for Rachael holds candlelight vigil for suicide prevention"

Yale Daily News – April 4, 2022

“'No Plans of Giving Up': Elis for Rachael pushes for mental health care reform at Yale"

Yale Daily News – December 9, 2021

"Another Surge in the Virus Has Colleges Fearing a Mental Health Crisis"

The New York Times – December 24, 2021

Letter to the Editor

Yale Alumni Magazine – July/August 2021

Letter to the Editor

The Boston Globe – June 13, 2021

News about Mental Health at Yale

"Students express disappointment, anger over Yale’s mental health services"

Yale Daily News – March 25, 2021

"‘She was unapologetically herself’: Communities mourn Rachael Shaw-Rosenbaum ’24"

Yale Daily News – March 24, 2021

"Yale fails to meet grade in mental health leave policies"

The New Haven Register – December 25, 2018

"Ivy League school's 'withdrawal policy' for extremely depressed students is under fire"

Business Insider – April 6, 2015

"When Mentally Ill Students Feel Alone"

The Atlantic – March 2, 2015

"Tensions flare at mental health forum"

Yale Daily News – February 26, 2015

"Student death raises questions on withdrawal policies"

Yale Daily News – January 29, 2015

Personal Stories about Mental Health at Yale


Stephanie Addenbrooke: "Ask, and it shall be given?"

Yale Daily News – March 29, 2021

Esmé Weijun Wang: "Yale Will Not Save You"

The Sewanee Review – Winter 2019

Jack Ross: "The Dark Lining of the Prefontaine Mantra: Lessons from Hale Ross’ life at Yale"

Yale Daily News – May 5, 2018

Rachel Williams: "We Just Can't Have You Here"

Yale Daily News – January 24, 2014

Stewart McDonald: My Bipolar Disorder and Yale

Yale Daily News – 2014

BOTNICK: Don’t neglect us

Yale Daily News  Oct 21, 2013

Research Reports & Info Sheets

Yale College: Mental Illness and The Road to Reinstatement

Elis for Rachael – November 2021

Demands & Report

Mental Health Justice at Yale – Spring 2021

Broken Promises

Students Unite Now – August 2020

The Ruderman White Paper on Mental Health in the Ivy League

Ruderman Family Foundation – December 2018

Falling Through the Cracks: A report on Mental Health at Yale Law School

Yale Law School Mental Health Alliance – December 2014

Report on Mental Health

Yale College Council – September 2013

Report on Mental Health (follow-up)

Yale College Council – Spring 2019


“People are on quarantine schedule, so there wasn’t anyone to talk to. So I moved myself in for a couple of hours, and cried.” ... “We were all struggling emotionally. Some of them because they were missing their family, some because of the isolation. I think there were many tears shed.”


Every first year interviewed, nine in total, was asked the same question: “Do you currently feel safe?” “I don’t know if I’d say that I’d feel mental health-wise safe, because I’m not having a great time right now,” said Shaw-Rosenbaum.

Rachael, on the isolation of entering college in a pandemic