The Reflect Organization (“Reflect”) is a nonprofit dedicated to destigmatizing care for mental health and improving the mental health of students by providing them a safe forum to engage in open and honest discussion. By hosting monthly programming to which students of all years are invited, and weekly programming for freshmen only, Reflect works preventatively to help solve the college student mental health crisis.
WHAT CAN REFLECTIONS BRING TO MY INSTITUTION?
We have received positive feedback from those involved with the Reflections program. We have even had groups of students at Reflections request to meet multiple times each week, rather than the usual single weekly meetup. In fact, when these small groups of first-year students meet multiple times per week, with electronics away, for the sole purpose of authentic connection in a self-loving, mutually supportive fashion, Reflect observes in-process the cultural shift it aims to create.
THE REFLECT EFFECT
"The Reflect Effect" is the concept that a person's open and honest reflection, as a regular part of everyday life, results in improved mental health outcomes.