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Resources and Related Links

Resources and Related Links
Bard Counseling Services provides counseling to students primarily through 1:1 and group sessions, but also helps support the mental health and wellbeing of the Bard community at large. To that end we have compiled a list of resources that we believe may be helpful and informative. Many of the resources are online, but some are links to offices or organizations on campus that provide services or support.

If you are looking for a list of OFF-CAMPUS mental health providers, click on the links immediately below:
See the sidebar for a list of on-campus support groups for students.
 

Counseling Service Hours Fall 2016

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday through Friday 9am - 5pm
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Groups Fall 2016

NEW GROUP FORMING: Books, Body Image, and Behaviors. Please join Bard's nutritionist, Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, for a weekly discussion/support group. We will focus on issues of emotional eating, restrictive eating, body shame, hunger, and metaphor. 
If interested/for more info email: jasuncio@bard.edu or just show up.
Fridays (beginning 11/4/16), 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)

The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group will be meeting on Fridays in Grey Stone Cottage from 6-7pm. Contact djhyman@gmail.com for more info or just show up. Grey Stone Cottage is located on the road to the library, across from the tennis courts.
 

Understanding Self and Others group forming. Contact John at jasuncio@bard.edu if interested.

Grief Group forming, contact, jasuncio@bard.edu. 

STUDENT LED Support Group for Chronic Illness and Disability meets every Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 in Olin 101, and welcomes anyone with mental or physical difficulties. There is no commitment involved, so members can come to whatever number of sessions is convenient for them.

Let's Talk Fall 2016

Let's Talk Fall 2016
Let's Talk is in recess for the remainder of the semester and will resume next semester. If you would like to speak with a counselor you can drop by Counseling Service offices during our Open Clinic Hours listed below.

Nov 28 - Dec 2        2 PM - 3 PM
Dec 5 - Dec 9          2 PM - 4 PM

Stay tuned for new hours and locations for Spring 2017!

 

Announcements and Updates

OPEN CLINIC HOURS BEGIN 11/28/16
Bard Open Clinic Hours are times set aside for students to come speak with a Bard counselor, at the Health and Counseling Service office, about any concern they may have, no appointment needed. Just check in at the front desk. Please note: there may be a wait. 

Week of 11/28 Open Clinic Hours 2-3:00pm MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 

Week of 12/5 Open Clinic Hours 2-4:00pm MONDAY THRU FRIDAY

ON-GOING DROP IN GROUPS:
Books, Body Image, and Behaviors. Please join Bard's nutritionist, Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, for a weekly discussion/support group. We will focus on issues of emotional eating, restrictive eating, body shame, hunger, and metaphor. For more info email: jasuncio@bard.edu or just show up.
Fridays, 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)

STUDENT/ALUMNI LED The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group will be meeting on Fridays in Grey Stone Cottage from 6-7pm. Contact djhyman@gmail.com for more info or just show up. Grey Stone Cottage is located on the road to the library, across from the tennis courts.

STUDENT LED Support Group for Chronic Illness and Disability meets every Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 in Olin 101, and welcomes anyone with mental or physical difficulties. There is no commitment involved, so members can come to whatever number of sessions is convenient for them.

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. LAST DAY OF LETS TALK FOR FALL SEMESTER  IS 11/22/16.

FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES: please call security at 845-758-7460 or 845-758-7777 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)
 

Anxiety, Depression & Stress

Anxiety can affect your health. If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, research suggests that you may run a higher risk of experiencing physical health problems, too. So when you manage your anxiety, you’re also taking care of your physical health. ADAA's website provides information and resources about coping with anxiety disorders.

Half of UsNo matter how you’re feeling or what situation you’re facing, there are always ways to feel better. And, if you have a friend who is struggling, there are things you can do to help. The half-of-us website has information and resources about coping with anxiety and depression


Cover artThe VHB contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.
iTunes: Click Here
Android: Click Here

Academics

The Bard Learning Commons provides tutoring and other forms of academic support to all Bard students in all subject areas taught at the college.  

Brave

BRAVE is a professionally directed student-service organization whose members provide anonymous and confidential crisis intervention, supportive counseling, advocacy, and ongoing education to the Bard community. Although BRAVE staff members receive particular training in issues relating to sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and sexuality, BRAVE counselors also receive training in eating disorders, depression and suicide, sexual orientation, loneliness, isolation, anxiety, and social and academic issues.

Contact:
Rebecca Stacy
845-758-7557
brave@bard.edu
Robbins, Room 194

Eating Disorders & Nutrition

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders. 

Exercise & Mental Health

Mayo ClinicDepression and Exercise (Mayo Clinic) - Depression symptoms often improve with exercise. Here are some realistic tips to help you get started and stay motivated.



How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain - A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.

Substance Abuse & Addiction

Bard College eCHECKUP TO GOThe Alcohol eCHECKUP TO GO will provide you with accurate and personalized feedback about: your individual drinking pattern, your risk patterns, your aspirations and goals, and helpful resources on campus and in the community.


Narcotics Anonymous is a global, community-based organization with a multi-lingual and multicultural membership. NA was founded in 1953, and our membership growth was minimal during our initial twenty years as an organization.


Alcoholics AnonymousAlcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have had a drinking problem. It is nonprofessional, self-supporting, multiracial, apolitical, and available almost everywhere. There are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem.

National Council on Patient Information and EducationNCPIE works to address critical medicine safe use issues like adherence improvement, prescription drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery, medication error reduction, quality improvements in healthcare provider – patient medicine communication and safe storage and disposal of medicines.

General Health & Wellfare

Go ask Alice!Go Ask Alice (Columbia University) - Alice! is not one person, but a team. The Go Ask Alice! site is supported by a team of Columbia University health promotion specialists, health care providers, and other health professionals, along with a staff of information and research specialists and writers. Our team members have advanced degrees in public health, health education, medicine, counseling, and a number of other relevant fields.

Grief & Loss

Image result for helpguide.org Coping with Grief and Loss (HelpGuide.org) - Grief is a natural, yet painful response to loss. There is no right or wrong way to grieve, but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain and express your emotions in ways that allow you to heal.



Image result for griefAlthough loss is a nearly universal experience, there is considerable variety in how people grieve. Bereavement is always a painful experience, but some people return to their normal life rapidly, experiencing uncomplicated bereavement, while others never do. To learn more click on the link below.

Help a Friend

If you concerns about a friend's mental health.

Parent Resources

Understanding and preparing for some of the unique experiences your child may have during their college years.

The Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org) leads the fight to eliminate drunk driving and underage drinking and promotes responsible decision-making regarding beverage alcohol. 



Slate.com - Recent studies suggests that kids with overinvolved parents and rigidly structured childhoods suffer psychological blowback in college. 
 about the effects of "helicopter" parenting on college students.
 

Recommended Reading

Below are a few books that have been recommened to us to help parents as your student transitions from high school to college

Image result for letting go a parent's guide to understanding the college years 

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Internet Addiction

reSTARTNetAddictionRecovery.com - The reSTART Internet Addiction Recovery Program is designed to help launch tech dependent youth and adults back into real life interactions. Our individually tailored program assists individuals with an Internet and/or computer based behavioral problem break the cycle of dependency. 

Sexuality & Gender

The Center. The lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community centerThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center provides a home for the birth, nurture and celebration of our organizations, institutions and culture; cares for our individuals and groups in need; educates the public and our community; and empowers our individuals and groups to achieve their fullest potential.



Image result for trevor projectTheTrevorProject.org Our trained counselors are here to support you 24/7. If you are a young person in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk, call the Trevor Lifeline now at 866-488-7386.

Relaxation & Meditation

Headspace​Headspace is your very own personal trainer, here to help you train your mind. You can even fit us in your pocket with our FREE app.



Image result for itunesiTunes Insight timer - More than half a million meditators call Insight home.




Image result for breathe to relax appBreath 2 Relax App: Manage your stress with diphramatic breathing.
iTunes: Click Here
Android: Click Here

Sexual Assault

Come Visit Us in Gahagan HouseOn Campus Title IX Resources - The Office of Gender Equity offers support, community resources, reporting options, and information about legal rights to individuals who have been impacted by gender-based misconduct (non-consensual sexual contact, intimate partner violence, stalking, harassment) either directly or indirectly as a third party with concerns. The Office of Gender Equity is located in Gahagen House. Visit the Title IX website for more information.


NSVRC LogoThe NSVRC's Mission is to provide leadership in preventing and responding to sexual violdence through collaboration, sharing and creating resources, and promoting research.



Image result for 1in6For men whose lived have been disrupted by unwanted or abusive sexual experiences. We offer outreach, education and services, in person and over the web, to men with histories of unwanted or abusive childhood sexual experiences and anyone who cares about them.

Suicide

Speak with a trained counselor now





Cover artDutchess County Helpline - App for Android




Image result for national suicide hotline National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255.
Available 24 hours a day


 

Transitioning to college

Emotional Health at College, for students and parents

Recommeded Reading

A few books to help you transition to the big bad world of college!

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