Announcements and Updates
LET’S TALK—a Bard Counseling program that offers free, informal, confidential consultations 3X each week with Bard counselors; no appointment needed. See side bar for details.
The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group is being offered on Friday evenings, Hopson Cottage (admissions building) from 6-7pm. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or just show up.
Settling Into Bard Group For Freshman, transfers and any student who is struggling to feel a sense of belonging to the Bard community. New day and time are being set. Contact Maggie at email@example.com for more info.
Understanding Self and Others Group forming. Gain insight and self-awareness, sharpen interpersonal skills, connect with other students. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
9/30/16 Body Fest, Friday 12-4pm; tabling with lots of info, food, dance, music, temp tatoos, move your body!
10/13/16 Test Your Mood: Depression and Anxiety Screenings. Free, anonymous, confidential, with giveaways, consults with Bard Counselors and info about resources at Bard and in the community. Collaborating with BRAVE and NAMI.
FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES:
please call security at 845-758-7460
and ask for the counselor on duty. If your situation is not an emergency but you want to talk it through with a trained peer anonymously, please call security and ask for the BRAVE Counselor.
You can also call ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline and speak with a trained local hotline counselor ANYTIME:
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
THE FRESHMAN 21
By Brian Harke, Ed.D.
The Huffington Post, July 29, 2016
It’s that time of year again when many students begin their first year of college. It’s an exciting, but also a stressful time for many. To help, here are 21 tips I share with freshmen each year. I’m sure there are other ways to help ease the transition to college, but after years of watching and working with freshmen students, these stand out as some of the most important.
1. Go to as many orientations and Freshmen Welcome Week events as possible. The more you know about your college, the more at ease you’ll feel. Freshmen Welcome Week activities give you a chance to meet people and new friends. Get out of your room and say hello to people. This is one of the few times in your life when everyone around you will also be looking to make friends.To read the whole article click here.