Support Services

This message went out a few days ago, but merits a reminder.

From CAPS Director Jennifer D’Andrea:

The Wesleyan community mourns the loss of Noah Langholz, who took his life while on leave from Wesleyan on Tuesday, March 19, 2013.  Staff from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life are working with Noah’s friends and classmates to plan a campus memorial that will take place in the near future.

The staff at Counseling and Psychological Services(CAPS) and Office of Religious and Spiritual Life(ORSL) are available to provide support to anyone who is struggling and in need of assistance.  Please do not hesitate to reach out and make use of the following resources.

(As always in an emergency students may contact 860-685-2910)

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

The Grief Support Group:  an ongoing, student-led group open to any Wesleyan student who is coping with the death of a friend or relative; Dr. Larry Antosz is the clinical resource for the group. Currently the group meets on Wednesdays at 8:30pm in the Solarium, Room 210 on the second floor of the Davison Health Center. For more information contact the group co-facilitators, Hannah Vogel (hvogel@wesleyan.edu, 240-463-6929) and Leah Koenig (lkoenig@wesleyan.edu, 443-739-7372). If some students are not available for the group meeting time, please contact Dr. Antosz (lantosz@wesleyan.edu, 860-685-3136) with a list of times and days that would be more convenient and he will then try to set up an additional meeting time.

Individual appointments: call (860) 685-2910 to schedule an appointment with one of the CAPS therapists.

On-call support:  call CAPS after-hours and weekends at (860) 685-2910.

 

Office of Religious and Spiritual Life (ORSL) provides emotional and spiritual support and is located on the 2nd floor of 169 High Street (corner of Church and High):  www.wesleyan.edu/orsl

·         Rabbi David Teva, Department Head and Jewish Chaplain

Ext. 2278; dleipziger@wesleyan.edu

Office hours:  Wed 2:45-4:30 (or by appointment)

·         Rev. Tracy Mehr-Muska, Protestant Chaplain

Ext. 2277; tmehrmuska@wesleyan.edu

Office hours:  Wed 1:30-3:00pm (or by appointment)

·         Imam Adeel Zeb, Islamic Chaplain

Ext. 2275; azeb@wesleyan.edu

Office hours:  Wed 1:00-2:30pm

 

Class Deans provide support to students, facilitate access to academic and non-academic support services, and work with faculty on behalf of students:

·         Louise S. Brown, Dean for the Class of 2013

Ext 2758; lsbrown@wesleyan.edu

·         Marina J. Melendez, Dean for the Class of 2014

Ext 2764; mmelendez@wesleyan.edu

·         David Phillips, Dean for the Class of 2016

Ext 2765; dphillips@wesleyan.edu

·         Michael J. Whaley, Vice President for Student Affairs

Ext 3160; mwhaley@wesleyan.edu

 

Additional online resources

The Jed Foundation

People Prevent Suicide

Suicide Prevention Resource Center

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention