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Students seek mental health help in winter months

Students seek mental health help in winter months

Jean MacBride, Staff Writer

2 days ago


Filed under Campus Life, Culture, Life

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 of New England’s population, according to a 2015 study by the National Institute of Health. D...

First-year student dies

First-year student dies

Lee Hughes, Assistant News Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

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 Stevens, vice provost for student affairs. No exact cause of death has been confirmed by the Bu...

CAPS uses short-term model

CAPS uses short-term model

Ben Drape, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

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 CAPS Director John-Paul Grogan said, although many students use the services for longer-term counseling and being...

Students need more mental health services

Students need more mental health services

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under Headliners, News

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 the office on a Tuesday he managed to get an appointment the following Friday, but most students ...

Students struggle to book health appointments during finals

Students struggle to book health appointments during finals

Joey Waldinger, Assistant News Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under News

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 – including Counseling and Psychiatry Services and Student Health Services – students say t...

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

A conversation with counselor Keith Smith

December 7, 2016


Filed under Life

Keith Smith, a UVM psychiatric counselor, sat in a chair in his Jacobs House office, surrounded by psychology textbooks and house plants. Smith serves as the the Men’s Outreach Coordinator and a counselor at UVM. Alongside these duties, he advises the 1 in 4 sexual assault peer education grou...

Is the FitBit a good fit for you?

Is the FitBit a good fit for you?

March 24, 2016


Filed under Life

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 my bus ride home this week I noticed seven of the 10 people on board, myself included, were wearing a variety of trackers of different colors...

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