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ESE Wellness Library

Stay tuned for more information about the Wellness Libray including launch date and department contribution!

Please fill out this form below to share your library book ideas with the wellness team. The form is anonymous. 

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ESE Wellness Mission

At the Department of Energy Science & Engineering, we want our exceptional students to be happy and healthy during their time at Stanford. The wellness initiative supports mental health and wellness among our graduate students, as well as everyone in the department to know about existing campus resources and workshops on mental health and stress management.

We see ourselves as community-builders by organizing fun events to nourish the feeling of community and provide relaxing breaks in a fast-paced, high-intensity environment. 

Come recharge your batteries with us!

-The Wellness Team 2023-2024

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How Journaling Can Improve Mental Health

Here are a few ways journaling can improve your mood, manage anxiety, reduce depression, and minimize stress:

  • It can help you identify what’s making you feel stressed or anxious. Once you know what your stressors or triggers are, you’re more easily able to problem solve and find ways to reduce your stress.
  • It can help you unload your pent-up thoughts and feelings. The act of putting your thoughts onto paper (or screen) may help you feel lighter and less overwhelmed.
  • It can provide you with an opportunity for positive self-talk and help you notice biased or negative thought patterns or behaviors. According to psychologist Dr. Sabrina Romanoff, “Oftentimes we approach our thoughts as facts which can get us into trouble when we believe our most anxiety-provoking thoughts without hesitation. The process of reading a biased thought outside of your mind can provide an alternative outlook and [help you] see things more clearly."
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Wellness Resources

Below are a variety of wellness resources available. Our student wellness liaison's Nik Leuenberger and Guido Di Federico are available for support and guidance to specific resources. Please also feel free to share your ideas for additional resources or wellness activities you'd like to have available or coordinated for the department.  

Wellness Initiatives on Campus

ESE Wellness Team

  • Ph.D. Student in Energy Resources Engineering, admitted Autumn 2022
  • Program Coordinator, Department of Energy Science and Engineering
  • Ph.D. Student in Energy Resources Engineering, admitted Autumn 2022
  • Research Administrator, Department of Energy Science and Engineering

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Counseling and Psychological Services (650) 723-3785
Call/walk-in M-F, 9am-5pm for same-day needs, 24/7 support available by phone

Bridge Peer Counseling Center (650) 723-3392
Peer counseling by trained students 24/7

Office for Religious Life (650) 723-1762

Graduate Life Office (650) 736-7078
Support for grad student needs 24/7: (650) 723-8222, pager ID 25085

Help Center for Faculty and Staff (650) 723-4577

KARA for local and national grief support

Additional Wellness Resources and Links