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Counseling Center

The center, located in Conant House, focuses on helping students to ameliorate problems that might be obstacles to their growth and development.

UPCOMING: Suicide Prevention Training on February 18, 2015

QPR™ is a national suicide prevention program for non-professionals and the “CPR” for mental health. If you are member of the Colgate community who would like to be trained to respond to someone in distress and learn how to save the life of someone who is depressed or suicidal, consider registering for this 90 minute training.  

Colgate's Counseling Center staff will be offering a QPR training on Wednesday, February 18 at 4:15 in Room # 301 Olin Hall.   Please register by following this Link . Seating is not limited to Olin 301, as we will be offering concurrent QPR training sessions in adjacent rooms. Training materials and light refreshments will be provided. 

Beating the Winter Blues

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is characterized by the onset of depression during the winter months, when there is less natural sunlight. The depression generally lifts during spring and summer. SAD may be effectively treated with light therapy, but nearly half of those with SAD do not get better with light therapy alone. Antidepressant medication and psychotherapy can reduce SAD symptoms, either alone or in combination with light therapy. Please follow these links for more information on SAD, it’s symptoms and what to do about it.  

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week February 22-28

Check out the National Eating Disorders Association website for information on eating disorders and how to help a friend: http://nedawareness.org/

Concerned About a Friend?

Report an incident or concern if you are concerned about a student. It is important to share that information so we can seek to provide assistance.