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The Crown Institute champions the science and practice of peer-to-peer mental health support

Dec. 12, 2023

On Tuesday, the bipartisan Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Support Act, championed by U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Lisa Murkowski, cleared the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee. The bill was included as a provision in a larger legislative package and aims to facilitate peer-to-peer mental health support programs in...

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Fostering Trust & Inclusion in Education: The Power of Participatory Research & Storytelling

Sept. 29, 2023

U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries joined U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, CU experts, and local stakeholders for a talk around gun violence.

The Renée Crown Wellness Institute hosts roundtable on gun violence

U.S. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries joined U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse, CU experts, and local stakeholders for a talk around gun violence.

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Back to School: Discover the joy of kindness this year

Aug. 16, 2023

The anticipation of reuniting with friends , meeting new teachers, and embarking on new academic adventures often fills us with excitement. However, it can also be overwhelming to navigate the hallways, adjust to new schedules, and take on the challenges that come with each grade level. So, as we embark...

The Renée Crown Wellness Institute building in Boulder.

Crown Institute building rehab wins recognition from city landmarks board

The building at 1135 Broadway, the place we call home, has recently been recognized by the City of Boulder Landmarks Board with a project award for its contributions to historic preservation in the area.

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Compassion and Dignity for Educators Scholarship 2023

May 19, 2023

Compassion and Dignity for Educators Scholarship Program 2023 is now open for PK-12 educators. More information about the scholarship and how to apply is on the Compassion and Dignity page on our website .

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Alum donates 3-pronged gift to support mindfulness, compassion and wellness initiatives at the university's Renée Crown Wellness Institute and in the Leeds School of Business. 

Feb. 28, 2023

Consistent access to mental health and wellness support is critical for youth development—and at CU Boulder, Forever Buff and CU Foundation board chair Jeremy May is taking action to make a positive impact.

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Director Sona Dimidjian receives 2022 Mind & Life Catherine Kerr Award

Jan. 23, 2023

Director Sona Dimidjian honored with 2022 Mind & Life Catherine Kerr Award for Courageous and Compassionate Scholarship.

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The Crown Institute tackles mental health, wellness through integration of science, community

Oct. 21, 2022

CU Boulder’s newest institute—the Renée Crown Wellness Institute—celebrated its grand opening last week on University Hill with a joyful event highlighting the importance of the institute’s work: addressing the mental health crisis.

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Students, faculty forge a thoughtful path to a mindful future

Sept. 19, 2022

Mindful Campus Program, designed by students and faculty, aims to help students improve their own wellness and that of the community