Demi Lovato’s Story

“Every one of us can make a difference. By getting educated on this epidemic and its frightening statistics and by breaking the stigma…” Demi Lovato, the 23-year-old former child actress on Barney & Friends and current pop music sensation, delivered…

The Ithacan on College Health Leaves of Absence

“Kids on medical leave from the three universities often fall through the cracks.” —David Shapiro, President and CEO of Family and Children’s Service. Bianca Mestiza of The Ithacan, Ithaca College’s student newspaper, has a comprehensive piece in the latest edition…

College Leave of Absence

Welcome to The Sophie Fund’s resource page on college Leave of Absence. This page is designed for college students in the greater Ithaca area who may be considering taking a medical Leave of Absence for mental health reasons, are currently…

Vijay Pendakur’s Story

Vijay Pendakur, the new dean of students at Cornell University, pronounces himself an active advocate for student wellness. It’s a position that seems driven from personal experience. During a talk on February 2 at Cornell’s Center for Intercultural Dialogue (reported…