Psychological and Counseling Center
Sep. 7, 2016—National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month was created with the goal of educating the public on how to identify those who are struggling, how to talk about suicide without increasing the risk of harm, and how to provide information on available community resources.
Sep. 5, 2016—Supporting friends, loved ones and fellow community members means being prepared to ask difficult questions. Dr. Catherine Fuchs of the Psychological and Counseling Center shares important data and insights regarding whether asking about suicide increases suicidal ideation in adolescents, young adults and the general at-risk population.
Jul. 6, 2016—The following are some suggestions for how to discuss mental health concerns or experiences in the workplace that may help co-workers and managers navigate some of those barriers.
Apr. 29, 2016—Growing up in small-town Kentucky, Safiah Hassan longed to live in a larger city with a diverse population. After coming to Vanderbilt, she made seeking out diverse communities a hallmark of her university experience.
Mar. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt University has taken another step in fostering a culture that encourages reporting incidents of sexual assault on campus. Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response will become a limited confidential resource for students.
Mar. 21, 2016—On March 20, a female student reported to VUPD that on March 19 she was assaulted by a male student acquaintance after she said she did not consent to having sex. The assault occurred in a campus dormitory.
Mar. 14, 2016—Members of the Vanderbilt community will gather Friday, March 18, to remember Owen Graduate School of Management student Taylor Force, who was killed March 8 in a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, Israel. The service is closed to the public, and because of limited seating in the chapel, priority will be given to members of the Owen School community and those who knew Force well.
Feb. 9, 2016—The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life, Wellness Programs and Alcohol Education, and the Psychological and Counseling Center have collaborated with student panelists to create a discussion about religious pluralism through the engagement of differences.
Feb. 8, 2016—An incident of sexual assault was reported to a Campus Security Authority (CSA). A female student reported that she was sexually assaulted on Jan. 20 by a male acquaintance in a residence hall.
Feb. 5, 2016—Sounds of fireworks and flashing light will fill the air a couple of times each day beginning Thursday, Feb. 11, as Vanderbilt undertakes its latest effort to drive roosting birds from campus.
Jan. 22, 2016—When Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente emailed students early Friday morning to inform them that classes had been cancelled for the day, many of them no doubt took it as a signal to sleep in or to begin their weekends early. But for a team of dedicated staff and administrators, the work of dealing with the winter weather had just begun.
Jan. 12, 2016—Marcellina Melvin has joined the staff of Vanderbilt’s Psychological and Counseling Center in a newly created position in which she will coordinate and direct programs and processes to enhance access and inclusion.