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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.

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.  

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.