Tag: mental health

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MCSG Overseer: Mental health care at Mac

This week’s meeting of MCSG began with a moment of silence for Matias Sosa-Wheelock, a sophomore who died unexpectedly on the evening of Feb. 18. After the moment of silence, the Legislative Body (LB) segued into an unscheduled, 30-plus minute discussion of mental health and mental health resources – or the lack thereof – at…

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MCSG Beat: Mental healthcare at Mac discussed

This week’s meeting of MCSG began with a moment of silence for Matias Sosa-Wheelock, a sophomore who died unexpectedly on the evening of Feb. 18. After the moment of silence, the Legislative Body (LB) segued into an unscheduled, 30-plus minute discussion of mental health and mental health resources – or the lack thereof – at…

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The Health and Wellness Center: From Condoms to Counseling

By the time each Macalester class graduates up to 90 percent of the students will have visited the Health and Wellness Center. The Center provides students with a wide array of services, including short-term counseling, primary medical care, athletic trainer visits, psychiatric appointments and medical and counseling triage “If students are not healthy, they cannot…

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TED (Rueff) Talks: Counseling Services at Health and Wellness

There are many services that Macalester College supplies students, such as free condoms, cookie-making in the CRSL basement or Kevin in the library for petting. These are all great resources, but these services can be found off-campus. A resource that Macalester offers that isn’t as accessible off-campus is Macalester counseling services. Ted Rueff, Macalester’s associate…

Opinion

Mental health and disability: Professors who support us

At times we have struggled. At times we have faltered and at times we have thrived. We have navigated how to exist in this academic space as students, while living with the realities of our mental health and/or disabilities. We have also been touched by the support of professors who have used their role to…

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Health and Wellness launches new phone hotline service

The Macalester Health and Wellness Center now contracts with a telemedicine company, ProtoCall, to provide a mental health hotline for students. The hotline will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. “The idea was to try to extend the support available for students beyond what the Health and…

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Community Mental Health Forum covers concerns and new hope

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, members of Macalester Student Government (MCSG), Voices on Mental Health and a few community members gathered in Weyerhaeuser Chapel for the Community Mental Health Forum. The forum included a panel formed by Associate Director for Health and Wellness Ted Rueff, Associate Dean of Students Lisa Landreman, Professor and Chair of the…

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Fighting stigma through awareness of mental health

Like physical health, mental health is something everyone is likely to struggle with sometime in their life. Yet due to stigmas and negative connotations associated with mental health issues, discussions surrounding the topic are sparse. “Mental health is an everyday thing that everyone deals with,” said Luke Meyers ’17, co-chair of the student organization Macalester…

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