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Elis for Rachael Press & Info

Opinion by Alicia Abramson: Advocacy that didn’t start with a Yale lawsuit won’t end with a settlement

Hartford Courant – Sept 20, 2023

Opinion by Paul Johansen and Lisa Mattila: From a community college campus, lessons in addressing mental health

The Berkshire Eagle – Sept 19, 2023

Yale settlement highlights college student mental health needs

NPR All Things Considered  Sept 9, 2023 

At Yale, a Surge of Activism Forced Changes in Mental Health Policies

New York Times – Sept 7, 2023

Trisha Goddard Talk TV 

Sept 3, 2023 [video] [Featuring Elis for Rachael, Alicia Floyd] 

 

Opinion by Paul Johansen: Ending mental health stigma at Yale

CT Insider  Sept 2, 2023

 

Yale agrees to settle lawsuit alleging discrimination against students with mental health disabilities

CNN - August 28th

Elis for Rachael reaches settlement with University following mental health discrimination lawsuit

Yale Daily News – August 26, 2023

Yale University settles lawsuit alleging it pressured students with mental health issues to withdraw

Associated Press – August 26, 2023

YSMHA hosts annual Mind Over Matter Fair

Yale Daily News – April 6, 2023

Mental health groups discuss advocacy efforts and hear student concerns at forum

Yale Daily News – April 6, 2023

Student Mental Health Discrimination: A Case against Yale University

The Sophie Fund – January 23, 2023

Yale changes mental health policies for students in crisis

The Washington Post – January 19, 2023

Yale announces “momentous” changes to leave of absence policies amid ongoing mental health lawsuit

Yale Daily News – January 18, 2022

Yale negotiates settlement in mental health lawsuit

Yale Daily News – December 9, 2022

 

With Elis for Rachael, Yale alumni use their power to influence mental health policy

Mary Christie Institute – December 7, 2022

Abandoned? Meet a Student Suing Yale for Pressuring Those with Mental Health Needs to Withdraw 

Democracy Now – December 5, 2022 [video] [Featuring Alicia Abramson, student plaintiff,   Monica Porter from Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Elis for Rachael testimonials]

Yale accused of discriminating against students with mental illness in lawsuit

The Washington Post – November 30, 2022

Yale University sued over student mental health policies

The Associated Press – November 30, 2022

Students sue Yale University alleging discrimination against students with mental health disabilities

CNN Live – November 30, 2022  [video] [Featuring Rishi Mirchandani from Elis for Rachael and Monica Porter from Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law]

ELIS FOR RACHAEL, INC., ALICIA ABRAMSON and HANNAH NEVES, on behalf of themselves and those similarly situated v. YALE UNIVERSITY and THE PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF YALE UNIVERSITY

Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law  – November 30, 2022

Yale’s Mental Health Policies Under Fire

The Sophie Fund – November 21, 2022

Yale defends mental health policies under fire from students, alumni

The Washington Post – November 17, 2022

Yale students, alumni advocate for policy reform around withdrawal and reinstatement

New Haven Register – November 15, 2022

"What if Yale finds out?"

The Washington Post – November 11, 2022

Elis for Rachael announces non-profit status at mental health panel

Yale Daily News – November 4, 2022

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

Remembering Garrett Woodard ’23

Yale Daily News – February 21, 2023

NDUBISI & SUH-TOMA: Where do we go from here?

Yale Daily News – February 14, 2023
 

I Edited Mental Illness Out of My College Applications. I’m Not Alone

New York Times – December 31, 2022

Students and alumni sue Yale alleging discrimination against students with mental illnesses

Yale Daily News – November 30, 2022

Opinion:  Yale should work harder on mental health

The Washington Post – November 25, 2022

"Students and administrators reflect on success of YC3 program"

Yale Daily News – October 23, 2022

"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

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

Report on Mental Health (follow-up)

Yale College Council – Spring 2019

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

“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 

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