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Dr. Harry Chen, Director, Center for Health and Wellbeing

UVM health director quietly resigns after a year on the job

Sawyer Loftus , News and Sports Editor January 29, 2020

The executive director of UVM’s Center for Health and Wellbeing and the University’s chief public health officer has stepped down from his role.  Harry Chen, former Commissioner of Health for the...

Jacob’s House on Main Street is one location that offers counseling hours for students. The locations that offer drop-in hours during the school year are the Prism Center and the Davis Center.

Student demand for CAPS services rises

Irene Choi, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

An increase in student demand for mental health services has led to the creation of two new drop-in programs, Let’sTalk and THRIVE, from UVM’s Counseling and Psychiatry Services. At UVM, there has...

 New director of Counseling and Psychiatry Services, Carrie Fleider sits in her office on South Williams Street Sept. 19. By hiring Flieder as director of CAPS, the Center for Health and Wellbeing rounds out a time of transition.

A ‘stretched’ CAPS gets a new leader

Julianne Lesch , Cynic News Reporter September 25, 2019

Last year UVM Counseling and Psychiatry Services was left running “very thin,” said the former interim director. Now UVM has hired a new director, who has worked at five universities in the last...

The Jacob’s House is home to UVM’s Counselling and Psychiatry Services where students can set up appointments with counsellors for their mental health needs.

Students seek mental health help in winter months

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer February 13, 2019

Vermont’s dark winters, with their bluster and shadow, leave many studetns struggling with their mental health. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs in nine percent...

First-year student dies

First-year student dies

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor February 3, 2019

A first-year student died unexpectedly over the weekend. First-year Connor Gage from Little Falls, N.Y. died Feb. 2 off campus, according to a Feb. 3 email to the University community from Annie...

The Jacobs House hosts UVM's counseling and psychiatric services. CAPS services are only meant to be used as short-term counseling, but students are unaware of this, said junior Alexa Hererra.

CAPS uses short-term model

Ben Drape, Staff Writer October 18, 2018

UVM’S Counseling and Psychiatry Services are only meant to be used as short-term counseling, despite students desiring long-term services. CAPS uses a short-term model when counseling clients, Interim...

Students need more mental health services

Students need more mental health services

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor February 12, 2018

At the end of last semester, senior George S. Tolley IV sought help from Counseling and Psychiatry Services for the first time of his college career, he said. His was a special case, so after calling...

Students struggle to book health appointments during finals

Students struggle to book health appointments during finals

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor January 16, 2018

Students are struggling to schedule appointments essential to their physical and mental health, often in the days leading up to finals. Due to increased demand for Center for Health and Wellbeing appointments...

Photo Illustration by RYAN THORNTON

Is the FitBit a good fit for you?

March 24, 2016

There’s been a recent health fad of fitness and activity tracking devices which are conveniently found on smartphones or worn on wrists.[media-credit name="RYAN THORNTON" align="alignnone" width="354"][/media-credit]On...

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