For Your Health-Check out the First Floor of North Hall

In the rush of modern life, we must feel pressure from various problems.

At Antioch College, there are four reliable organizations to help you rejuvenate your mental or physical health, all located on the first floor of North Hall: the Wellness Center, the Counseling Center and the SOPP office.

In the Wellness Center, you can take a relaxing time with some snacks and some silent rooms. Any student can use the center whenever they want for free.

Run by five FWSP students, all third and fourth-years, Wellness offers a full schedule of services and activities, starting with the Icarus Project on Mondays. For a de-stressing time of lazy listening, Story Time on Tuesday is the place to be. Next, there are Friday Night Events and Chem Free Parties at 9 or 10 p.m., followed by Vegan food prep and potluck, hosted in Mills Hall at 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The Counseling Center provides courteous  treatment for your mental health free of charge. When you want to contact get into with a staff, you need to make an appointment by phone, email or in person. “The Counseling Center is important for students,” said Linda Lee Sattem, Director of Counseling and Wellness Center.

The numbers of sessions logged in the Counseling Center on average, amounted to more than 900 visits every year.  Problems that students encounter are anxiety (from academic stress or money trouble), depression, relationship problems with their family, friends or clashes with professors.

All staff are certified counselors that interact with each student on an individual level by listening to their problems and using therapy.

As for other services, Third Party Consultation is there to solve problems that concern a student in interaction with another another person -faculty, staff, student or family member.

Then there is the training of RAs at the beginning of each term and email therapy, using the net to provide counseling services for students on co-op and on travels over the summer.

In the SOPP office, located in the Counseling center, the SOPP advocate or the Director of Counseling and Wellness will provide an accurate advice and guidance. They also give SOPP training to the SOPP coordinator and SOPP educators. The SOPP budget remained at $1,300 that salary comes from the Counseling budget. (over 8-9 months)

On the whole, there are five Wellness officers, of which three are counselors. Tracy Hunt Cupp provides general counseling and specializes in cognitive behavioral loss, career and transitions. Cheryl Smith’s expertise lies in the field of chemical dependency and health issues. As director of the Counseling and Wellness Center, Linda Sattem provides general counseling and runs daily operations at the Center. Completing the office staff is Office Manager Jennifer Baker and Ann Hembee as the SOPP advocate.

“I have been in the field of Counseling since 17 years old,” says Sattem. “I think this work is not difficult but it’s very rewarding.”

If you feel a little tiredness in your life, how about stopping by at these support organizations?