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Students and counselors navigate challenges of tele-mental health care

Counselors at Parton were able to hold Zoom counseling sessions with many students, and Parton-led support groups have seen a large increase in participation over the past several weeks.

By James Finn

May 14, 2020

Parton overhauled its counseling program over spring break in anticipation of Covid-19 realities, but regulations in many states prevent counselors from continuing to hold sessions with some students.

NESCAC promotes Mental Health Awareness Week

NESCAC promotes Mental Health Awareness Week

By Henry Wilhelm

February 27, 2020

For schools across our conference, this week is NESCAC Mental Health Awareness Week. But what does “awareness” mean? It’s a question the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, or SAAC, asked ourselves as we planned the events for the week. Being aware of your mental health is about taking time to...

College creates student-led mental health educational program to build support


February 27, 2020

“I think our community is longing for more ways to speak openly about mental health”: the Office of Health and Wellness Education is planning to introduce a peer mental health mentorship program in the fall.

Middlebury, magnified: reframing ‘J-Term play term’

Middlebury, magnified: reframing 'J-Term play term'


February 20, 2020

Touring Middlebury, prospective students are told to be excited about J-term.

The skinniest college in America


December 5, 2019

About a month ago, Quinn Boyle '21 decided to take a medical leave from Middlebury mid-semester to seek treatment for my bulimia nervosa. She found that the college was "too blinded by liability to evaluate what is in a student's best interest."

Ask Tré

Ask Tré


December 5, 2019

As someone who has experienced trauma, I find that I put myself in unhealthy situations and relationships with people more often than I should.

Ask Tre: Professional Mental Health Care

Ask Tre: Professional Mental Health Care


May 2, 2019

Therapy scares me because I don’t want to be dependent on anyone, but I don’t want to burden my friends either. How do I make myself start seeking professional mental health care? 

We Need Your Help to Report on College Mental Health Services


February 28, 2019

Time and time again, I, and members of our staff, have heard stories about the lack of adequate mental health services on campus.

Student Stress, Anxiety Sparks Conversation

By Claire Abbadi

May 6, 2015

A faculty meeting was held on Tuesday, April 28 to address heightened student stress as the semester comes to a close. Out of what some have called an “emergency meeting” emerged a community-wide conversation on short-term methods to mitigate anxiety and the acknowledgement that long-term goals and susta...

On Image-Conscious Campus, Rosie Molinary Talks

On Image-Conscious Campus, Rosie Molinary Talks

By Hye-Jin Kim

February 11, 2015

“Where are all the fat Americans?” I overheard an international student joke in Proctor Dining Hall during the first week of first-year orientation. And he’s got a point. Middlebury’s student body is often labeled not only as very attractive, but also fitter — and much wealthier — than...

Erasing Mental Health Stigma, Starting Here

By Emma McDonald

September 10, 2014

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, there were an estimated 43.7 million individuals 18 years or older living with mental illness in the United States in 2012, or about 18.6 percent of the adult population. In a survey of 157 colleges and universities, the American College Health Assoc...

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