Mental Health News

Check out our stories on mental health and well-being.

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A Comic Book, A Serious Subject: Alumna Haidy Helmy Reflects on Senior Project

“A picture is worth a thousand words,” is an oft-repeated adage that shines through the work of Haidy Helmy ‘20. The young artist is harnessing the power of illustration to raise awareness and foster a dialogue about mental health issues in an intuitive and engaging format, avoiding the uneasiness that is often associated with such subjects.

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Community Wellness and Mini-Marathon Day

The American University in Cairo celebrated all dimensions of wellness. Faculty, staff and students took part in the Community Wellness and Mini-Marathon Day, which celebrated mental health awareness on campus, a fun day of activities, giveaways and awards!

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AUC's Mental Health Wellness Taskforce is Starting Conversations to Stop Stigma

As Mental Health Awareness week kicks off at AUC, activities, class visits and discussions with experts on mental health and well-being are happening across campus. Later this month, there will be a community wellness day and mini-marathon at the University. But it doesn’t stop there. AUC’s Mental Health Wellness Taskforce, launched under the University’s Mental Health and Well-Being Initiative, is just getting started.

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A still image from the ten minute play Insih, produced as part of the Mish Zanbik series of shorts plays, AUC 2021.

Upcoming Piece of Mind Festival to Explore Mental Health Through Theatre

Launching for the first time in early 2023, AUC’s Piece of Mind festival aims to normalize conversations about mental health by featuring scripts written by members of the AUC community on mental health and well-being.  The festival will be accepting English and Arabic submissions from students, alumni, faculty and staff until October 15. 

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AUC, WHO Leadership in Mental Health Program Boosts Well-being Across Mediterranean Region

The same year she was appointed director of the mental health unit at Palestine’s Ministry of Health, Samah Jabr took part in the Leadership in Mental Health, Eastern Mediterranean Region (LMH) training program at AUC. Years later, Jabr reflects on what the course enabled her to do.

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AUC Launches Initiative to Support Community Mental Health, End Stigma

On Sunday, AUC launched its Mental Health and Well-being Initiative with a community workshop aimed at opening a discussion and offering a platform for participants to share their experiences and ideas for improving mental health on and off-campus.

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