The Counseling Center would like to acknowledge & support our BIPOC students who may be experiencing heightened stress, retraumatization, and anger due to the ongoing oppression and violence directed at them. Please see a list of local & national resources to support you through these difficult times. Updates from the college can also be found at The View page.
Feeling anxious during times of uncertainty is normal. But there are things you can do to help take care of yourself and your well-being:
- Be kind to yourself and practice self-care.
- Get the facts, but limit worry and distress by reducing the amount of time you spend on social media or news sites that are upsetting. Ongoing Champlain updates on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 situation are being posted at The View page. For further information, see the dedicated CDC website.
- Eat well, get exercise, and prioritize sleep.
- Meditate for a few moments every day.
- Seek support and ask for help (friends, family, mental health providers).
- Practice deep breathing 4-6-8: Inhale for 4 counts, Hold for 6 counts, Exhale for 8 counts.
- Practice acts of empathy, gratitude and kindness.
Additional support services are also available:
- Champlain On-Call Counselor: (802) 865-5745
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1(800) 273-TALK (8255)
- Crisis Text Line: Text Home to 741741
- Campus Public Safety: (802) 865-6465
- Howard Center First Call (Crisis): (802) 488-7777
Where to Find Us
The Champlain College Counseling Center is located in Skiff Hall.
Our services include individual and group counseling, psychiatric medication management and referrals, crisis services, and wellness programming. All traditional undergraduate Champlain students, who are currently enrolled, are eligible for counseling services.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis and need to speak to someone immediately, please call the on-call counselor at (802) 865-5745 or Campus Public Safety at (802) 865-6465.
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