Episode 1 – The State of Collegiate Mental Health with Dr. Linda Hancock

Welcome to Why Science! For our first episode we spoke with with Dr. Linda Hancock, the director of the Wellness Resource Center at VCU. Dr. Hancock discusses the state of mental health at Virginia Commonwealth University, support services available on campus and why she prefers working with students.

Why Science is a podcast about behavioral and emotional health research at Virginia Commonwealth University. During each episode we welcome a new guest from VCU to discuss their work ranging from substance use to stress, mindfulness to empathy and everything in between.

Why Science is produced in partnership with the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, the ALT Lab at VCU and WVCW Student Radio. Each episode is hosted, recorded and edited by COBE media specialist Craig Zirpolo.