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iLive: Anxiety and Perfectionism

October 10, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Asian American Activities Center, Couchroom

Interested in culturally relevant discussions about mental health and wellbeing? Constantly concerned about exams and what lies ahead? Ever get anxious when you can't accomplish all the tasks on your to-do list?

"Be the best!" - as Stanford students, it's a competitive mantra we've been told constantly. That notion may have helped get us here, but believing you have to be the best isn't a healthy pursuit of excellence.

Aiming for excellence should be progressive, not impossible. Striving for perfection leaves a person frustrated, anxious, and overwhelmingly dissatisfied when the outcome doesn't go as envisioned. Join us to discuss with CAPS psychologist, Dr. Oliver Lin, on how to overcome the fear and frustration caused by perfectionism.

The A3C iLive series aims to dispel misconceptions, increase awareness, and encourage dialogue about health and well-being topics relevant to Asian Americans, as well as to introduce students to resources on campus.

For more information please contact iLive Coordinator, Jacky Chu at

Admission Info

Submit your RSVP by 11:59pm on Sunday, October 6, 2019

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