Columnist Doug Girardot writes that in their reopening rhetoric, BC officials did everything in their effort to downplay the realities of college life in a pandemic. The flurry of summer emails students received in their inboxes and the maroon and gold technocratic signage littered throughout campus have suggested a conditional promise of normalcy: If you do all these things, then we can have school just like usual. But this is a dangerously fantastical apodosis.
The Boston College chapter of Lean on Me, the peer-to-peer texting mental health support network, has hosted nearly 200 conversations since its launch last year.
Boston College University Counseling Services began offering individual counseling and same-day consultation services at the Newton Campus on March 19
Award-winning novelist and lecturer Andrew Solomon shared an account of his experiences with depression and anxiety in “Depression: The Secret We Share.”
Lean on Me—an anonymous student-to-student texting service—will be launching at Boston College this January. The service originated at MIT when, after a string of suicides at the university, a group of students decided to create something to support student mental health.
Ashley Stauber, this year’s chair of the Undergraduate Government of Boston College’s Mental Health Committee and MCAS ’20, has prepared a two-pronged agenda: She’s aiming to both raise awareness about mental health issues and alleviate stress for students.
In an interactive event, the first ambassador of hip hop to the U.S. State Department Toni Blackman led students in an engaging discussion about mental health in the music industry.
“In the brief, the signees argue that setting such a precedent would require these employees to make judgments they are not qualified to make.”
“Based on what seems to me to be a proper understanding of the spiritual nature of many of the “mental health” problems that affect most students, BC does an admirable job in making resources available for maintaining our emotional well-being.”