A Letter from the Editors Regarding the Active Minds: Send Silence Packing Event

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Content warning: This post is in response to the suicide prevention installation on Peirce Lawn today, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Scroll to the last paragraph for information on alternative routes to avoid Peirce Lawn and mental health resources available on campus.
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Help from a Peer

The following piece was guest written by Tim Jurney ’15 with the help of Olivia Grabar Sage ’15. The Peer Counselors were founded during the summer preceding the 2012-2013 academic year out of a desire to provide resources and outlets for students dealing with mental health issues. In the past year, we have evolved enormously, and continue to evolve to meet the needs of the student body as best we can. Please always feel free to e-mail peercounselors@kenyon.edu with questions/comments/suggestions. Our hotline number is 740-398-3806

Asked to define the Peer Counselors, I’m always a little intimidated. In the course of only a year we’ve grown to mean a lot of different things on campus. But at its most basic, the PCs exist to give Kenyon students peer resources for anything that we think they might need. We’re a new and ever-evolving group; the Peer Counselors understand that everyone’s dealing with their own stuff, and sometimes we need some help, or a patient ear. Anytime you feel lost or hurt or simply in need of a friend, hit us up.

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