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Reflecting on Dr. Ford: Student-Centered Gathering for Support and Solidarity

From a whole bunch of groups/offices around campus:

This week of testimony and media coverage has been painful for many individuals across campus. We invite you to gather as we hold space for anyone looking to process, vent, grieve, or speak our truths.

Reflecting on Dr. Ford: Student-Centered Gathering for Support and Solidarity

Tuesday, October 2, from 4:15pm – 5:15pm in Downey Lounge (294 High Street)

An optional gathering for survivors will follow from 5:15-6:00pm in Downey 200

This gathering is hosted by ASHA, SFCC, WSA, Title IX Student Advisory Committee, Survivor Advocacy and Community Education Office, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Counseling and Psychological Services.

If you are looking for emotional support during this challenging time, please reach out to any of these confidential resources:

Date: Tuesday, October 2
Time: 4:15-5:15 for everyone, 5:15-6:00 for survivors
Place: Downey Lounge, Downey 200
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Health Resources on Campus: An Informative Guest Post from Catherine MacLean ’14

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BZOD NOTE: A while back, Catherine MacLean ’14 contacted me about including a post about health resources on campus. This was originally posted on the Peer Advisor blog (thanks Peer Advisors!), but we’re posting it again here on Wesleying. As the flu season rolls around and everyone remembers how easy it is to contract every single ailment that everyone in your dorm/apartment/house gets, it’s good to know what your resources are. Catherine also includes helpful sections on mental health and disability services.

Physical Health

On-campus your go-to resource is the Davison Health Center. Staffed with nurses and doctors, you can schedule an appointment (STRONGLY preferred) or walk-in if you have an emergent need during business hours, and they are available by phone after hours. They can do basic tests and offer vaccines, prescriptions, and other services. They also have free cold/flu care packs that you can pick up! All visits and services will be billed directly to private and university-sponsored insurance.  Services that cannot be charged to insurance will go directly to your student account. You should be offered the choice to have laboratory services billed to your student account rather than to insurance (called “client billing” at the Health Center). These student account charges will be labeled to protect confidentiality (i.e. STI tests will be billed to student account as “miscellaneous fee” from the Health Center). 

College Frosh: Who are They? [Depressed]

White, middle-of-the-road, Catholic/atheist kids whose parents went to college and who want masters degrees in business/health.  They want better jobs and want to live a green, gay friendly, light on guns, heavy on taxes, health care providing, affirmative action-less world.  Okay, it’s not quite that simple, but those are some of the things that pop out in a study of this year’s freshmen by UCLA.  View a chart profiling the nationwide class of 2014 here.

The study also found record-low levels of emotional health though.

“The percentage of students reporting good or above-average emotional health dropped from 55.3 percent in 2009 to 51.9 percent in 2010, according to “The American Freshman: National Norms for Fall 2010” survey. That marks the lowest point since 1985, when the survey first asked the question.”

“College tuition is higher, so they feel the pressure to give their parents their money’s worth in terms of their academic performance,” she says. “There’s also a notion, and I think it’s probably true, that the better their grades are, the better chance they have at finding a job.”

Women were especially hard hit in their emotional health levels.  Remember folks, OBHS is always there for you (except maybe snow days?).  But, in their attempts to further the depression, commenters on the NYT Facebook page were not so understanding:

  • “Welcome to the real world. Suck it up.”
  • “Wah Wah Wah………… O little babies have some stress?”
  • “It’s not as easy as it looks on “Gossip Girl”, huh? Put down the Four Loko and suck it up.”

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