Mental Health Fellows
The YCC Mental Health Committee has created a reference sheet for the Mental Health Resources at Yale. It includes Counseling, University, Peer, and College resources, and the reference sheet provides information about each resource, contact details, and location. We hope you have a safe and healthy finals period.
Marking the Yale College Council’s most transformative initiative in the realm of mental health, YCC and Yale HEALTH are pleased to announce the Yale Mental HEALTH Fellows initiative. Over the summer the YCC executive board was in constant correspondence with Dr. Lorraine Siggins, Chief Psychiatrist of Yale HEALTH and Dean Marichal Gentry to construct this program. Building upon the current Yale HEALTH liaisons already in place in each of the residential colleges, the Yale Mental Health Fellows Program seeks to be more proactive in dealing with student mental health issues. Using existing professional staff from Yale HEALTH, this initiative will increase their presence in the residential colleges.
Fellows are expected to hold workshops on issues such as stress management/healthy living, be present in the dining halls and around the college, and most importantly, serve as a “point person” in the college to help students navigate the ins and outs of Yale HEALTH (as oftentimes it’s difficult to even know where to begin!). The fellows will not serve as counselors for students in their assigned college (due to privacy issues), but rather a resource to help bridge the gap between Yale HEALTH and the residential colleges. Freshmen will be introduced to their college’s Fellow during Freshman Orientation, and we will introduce the program to the rest of Yale College when the program officially launches later this fall.
YCC is excited to publish the list of Mental HEALTH Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year. For additional information about the program, please Contact YCC Vice President Debby Abramov or the Current YCC Executive Board.