Thursday, November 21, 2019
Last night, Pepperdine Caruso School of Law hosted the first public screening of Laughing Matters, a documentary about comedians and mental health by Soul Pancake, the production company of actor/comedian Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute on NBC's The Office). In light of the shocking statistics on the mental health of college students (pages 13-16) and graduate and professional students (pages 13-16), Pepperdine President Jim Gash has made student mental health and well-being one of his three top priorities, beginning with the Resilience-Informed Skills Education (RISE) Program. The law school has similarly made student mental health and well-being a top priority. Last night's screening and discussion was jointly sponsored by the law school, the RISE Program, and University Chaplain Sara Barton. After the screening, panel discussion, and Q&A, we made counselors and staff available to speak to any interested students.