Fall 2021 Semester - Spring 2022 Semester Update
Although many of us are excited for the return to campus, there are also many of us who are feeling anxious or worried about the transition. This is rightfully so because 2020 was a remarkably difficult year; not only because of the pandemic, but also for a variety of factors including the impact of racism in our society, an economic recession, a contentious election cycle, and other traumatic events that affected our entire country. These challenges continue as we prepare for the upcoming academic year. Keep reading to learn more about the variety of services that the Counseling Center offers to support your wellbeing.
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 are being posted at The View page.
- 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.
Although COVID-19 rates continue to increase in this country, at this time the counseling center will return to offering in-person sessions in the Fall of 2021. We recognize that offering tele-health appointments was beneficial to many and reduced barriers to accessing care, as such, once you've completed your in-person intake appointment and have been assigned a long-term counselor, you and your counselor can discuss whether switching to tele-health counseling is well-suited for your care. Reasons may include accessibility concerns, if you are ill and need to stay home, or if you cannot commute to your appointment. We hope to work collaboratively to find the best form of care for you.
If you are feeling lonely, anxious, isolated, or just need to talk to someone, please do not hesitate in using any of the resources below, including accessing the Champlain On-Call Counselor 24/7 at (802)865-5745.
Additional support services:
- 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
"Let's Talk" is an individual 20 minute consultation with a counselor to problem- solve, de-stress or learn about Counseling Center services. It is offered every weekday via Zoom or phone. Please see the sign up for times:
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. Counselors are also available for same day and walk-in appointments during regular business hours.
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