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In recent years, the fight to end the stigma around mental illness and to increase access to mental health care for those in need has taken major strides, both nationally and at the University of Richmond. On our campus, students feel increasingly compelled to promote mental health awareness, as demonstrated by the wide range of student-led organizations focusing on mental health. Although this is an accomplishment to be proud of, we must stay cognizant of the unfortunate reality: Mental health stigma remains alive and well.
Richmond's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) does not yet have a wait list this semester despite the annual increase of students seeking help, said Dr. Peter LeViness, the director of CAPS and licensed psychologist.
Phone call after phone call with no relief. Dozens of voicemails and emails with no results, just a voice on the other end telling you to wait four months to be seen.
Richmond Hall, where Counseling and Psychological Services was previously housed.
A five minute silence fell over a crowd of more than 200 at Take Back the Night last night before one woman approached the microphone to tell her story, followed by over 15 more.
Three University of Richmond seniors used their Capstone Senior project as a means to bring Best Buddies to campus this semester.
Westhampton College women will have the chance to be part of the university's first body acceptance class starting this spring to fight body dissatisfaction and the pressures surrounding young women to pursue an unattainable, unhealthy body.
Many students in the United States, including the University of Richmond, go at a pace that rarely allows them time to relax.
As sexual assault on college campuses becomes an increasingly relevant national issue, University of Richmond is engaging in new dialogue, pioneering new programs and working to streamline the process of reporting incidents and providing support for victims.
This year, the number of students who have visited Counseling and Psychological Services for anxiety and stress has almost doubled since CAPS Director Peter LeViness came to the university 11 years ago.
Take Back The Night, the University of Richmond's annual event to raise awareness for sexual violence, garnered its largest crowd of student supporters and speakers since 2009.
The six faculty members and two students that gathered in the Jepson Faculty Lounge Monday evening talked about how the recently deceased Michael Ice, RC '11, would have wanted people to have fun in his honor, not mourn.
It's Sunday night and snowing. I have already slid and fallen once and changed out of sodden boots twice. I'm on the phone with my mother and I'm about to put an end to my procrastination. My stack of reading is on the table in my apartment, just begging me to start flipping pages.
It's that time of year again! That lovely time when we all obsess over our relationships, or lack thereof. With Valentine's Day just behind us, the CAPS interns are here to help you strike a balance between all of your relationships, romantic or otherwise.
How annoying is it when someone tells you that you look tired? Instead of reading that comment as an insult, use it as a reminder of the harmful effects produced by lack of sleep.
The University of Richmond's Medical Assistance and Responsible Action Protocol protects students from getting in trouble for incurring or reporting alcohol-related illnesses.
Sexuality, sexual violence and relationship violence have all been discussed in the "It Ends Now" campaign, "A Letter to Women," the student forum on "A Letter to Women" and "Slut Walk." But what is the reality?
University of Richmond students are successful in many ways: We're motivated, hard working, involved, dedicated and fun loving.
About 30 students per year visit the University of Richmond's Counseling and Psychological Services staff to seek treatment for anorexia or bulimia, according to Peter LeViness, director of CAPS.
Professional yoga instructor Evelyn Zak will teach stressed students progressive muscle relaxation at The Ultimate Relaxation Experience, sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) outreach interns, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the Alice Haynes Room of the Tyler Haynes Commons.