Health and Wellness at College
I'm going to be completely honest: sometimes college can be hard! Between balancing classes and homework, extracurriculars and social time, work and logistic responsibilities, sometimes I feel a little stressed. Maintaining my mental health and wellness are two things that are super important to my success here at Dartmouth! I've compiled a list of resources that are really great if students feel the need to de-stress and take some time for themselves!
- No. 1
Run by the Student Wellness Center, wellness check-ins offer a 45-minute block of time to sit with a staff member and talk through things that may be currently important to you. While wellness check-ins are not a substitute for therapy, they do offer a great space for students to discuss issues such as self-care practices or identity questions. Wellness check-ins are free and easy to schedule by emailing the center directly.
- No. 2
Therapy Dog Program
This may be one of my favorite initiatives offered through the College! The therapy dog program partners with a group in Vermont to bring Winston, a Blockhead Labrador Retriever, to a house center each week. Therapy animals offer students a time to relax and unwind!
- No. 3
Counseling at Dick's House
All Dartmouth students have access to counseling at Dick's House, our student health center. Counseling helps students cope with difficult problems or times by developing effective strategies and talking through what they are experiencing. Dick's House has counselors that are specifically trained to aid college students and what they are going through. Setting up an appointment is easy, you can email or call Dick's House and there is always a counselor working 24/7!
- No. 4
Dartmouth offers a variety of free, weekly yoga classes. From classes that focus on stress relief, to classes that focus on relaxation, yoga can be one of the best ways to reconnect with your thoughts and escape any outer stresses and concerns. Dartmouth's yoga classes are held in accessible spaces, such as Collis, and are open to all experience levels.