The Thrill features a member of a student-support organization to bring awareness about the various resources available to the student body on campus. This week, we’re featuring Ella Musher-Eizenman ’19, a Peer Counselor from St. Louis, MO. Stay safe this week, and know that there is always someone you can talk to if you need help.
Today, the Counseling Center is hosting Send Silence Packing, sponsored by the organization Active Minds. The Counseling Center’s aim is to enhance awareness about mental health on college/university campuses, and increase conversation about suicide awareness.
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.
Hey, it’s me, grandmagrandpa. I’ve cried twice over the past couple days, but now, my tears are dry and I’m ready to talk. You might be struggling, too. It’s February, for Gund’s sake. Whenever I talk to any of my friends, I say, “how are you?” and they say, “tired” or “IT’S FINE” or “aaaaAAAAHHhhhh,” which makes me think we’re all in need of a little pep talk. There, there, my sweet. Grandmagrandpa’s here. I promise that you’re going to be okay.
The following is a joint statement made in collaboration by several former members of the Sexual Misconduct Advisers
Today I sat down with one of the Kenyon students helping to organize protests against changes to the Peer Counseling program. I’m sure you’ve seen the protestors sitting in Peirce with their various signs. Perhaps you’ve even talked to them about their cause. If you haven’t and you’re still not completely clear about what’s going on, I urge you to speak with the protestors and ask them about their concerns. They’re friendly and they don’t bite– I promise. For now, here’s an interview about potential changes to the Peer Counseling program and how these changes might impact the student body. I’d like to thank my anonymous source, the Peer Counselors, and the student protestors for all the hard work they’re doing.
Content warning: This article discusses PTS, depression, anxiety, and other mental health disorders. Scroll to the last two paragraphs of this post for protest info.