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

Sex health educator joins LivingWell

Sex health educator joins LivingWell

Lauren Schnepf, Assistant News Editor

December 12, 2017

The new LivingWell sexual health educator is willing to talk loudly about sex in the middle of the Davis Center. Jenna Emerson filled a role that LivingWell recently created to provide sex education to students. She joined the UVM community Nov. 6 and plans to emphasize educational topics that studen...

UVM athletes create mental health initiative

UVM athletes create mental health initiative

Alex Verret, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

The work of two UVM student-athletes to create an initiative around mental health has led to the opening of a new office for sports psychology. This past spring, seniors Trae Bell-Haynes and Kelly Lennon teamed up with Living Well and UVM athletics to create  Rally Around Mental Health,  an in...

Program to pioneer body talks

Program to pioneer body talks

Kate Vesely

October 26, 2016

Being a college student means tackling a multitude of stressors, from assignments and extra curriculars, to social commitments and employment. But for many, body image and weight gain are being added to this list, creating an increased risk for developing eating disorders on campus. To combat ...

An honest narrative of a first meditation

An honest narrative of a first meditation

Hunter Colvin

February 3, 2016

I’ve never really meditated. Not unless you count the mini meditation I did at the end of a yoga class I took that one time. But I was too busy wiping copious amounts of sweat from, well, everywhere to really meditate. I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of meditation, though.  I mean, ...

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