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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…

Features

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…

Opinion

Dear Kim

Greetings, I just wanted to get in touch with you after I received your email this morning regarding Jennie Charlesworth. I just want to offer you some of my opinions about Jennie. As a coach, Jennie has done incredible things for the Men’s and Women’s Water Polo team, and the Men’s and Women’s Swimming and…

Opinion

The failures of Macalester’s mental health accomodations

Over my first year here at Macalester, I have had conflicting opinions about the way mental health accommodations are handled. The actual people and counselors I have encountered have been incredibly helpful and understanding about my personal situation, but the systems I have to go through to get to them are nearly impossible to navigate….

Active Minds draws attention to mental health issues on campus: Joint survey with MPIRG attempts to show prevalence, unveil stigma
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Active Minds draws attention to mental health issues on campus: Joint survey with MPIRG attempts to show prevalence, unveil stigma

A recent survey of the Macalester student body revealed that 64 percent of respondees consider themselves to have ever experienced, or are currently experiencing, mental health issues — including forty-seven percent who said they had felt so depressed over the past year that they found it difficult to function. The numbers are startling, and can…

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