09/04/2014 02:23 pm ET Updated Sep 04, 2014

With Mental Health An Issue, Religious Groups Increase Wellness Initiatives

Kameelah Rashad , a 2001 Graduate School of Education graduate who mastered in counseling and psychology returned to Penn last January, in part, to improve mental health on campus through religion.

“As an alum and as someone who went to CAPS during my time as an undergrad student, I know how difficult it is to seek help in times of struggle,” said Rashad, also a 2000 College graduate who currently serves as a campus minister to the Muslim community. “But at some point, we reach our emotional max and we need a safe space to talk about our doubts, fears and insecurities. That’s why we’re here.”

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