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ASSU survey measures student opinions of mental health services

The ASSU Mental Health team has completed a wide-ranging survey that measures students’ perceptions of and experiences with campus mental health services. Emergent threads from the responses include a lack of familiarity with the constellation of services available for students and a demonstrated interest in the quality and type of care provided. According to the Mental Health team co-directors Nikita Desai ’15 and Anne Evered, ’15, the survey played an integral role in opening up an ongoing, productive dialogue between University administrators and the ASSU on the topic of mental health.

Students discuss concerns, experiences at CAPS town hall

On Wednesday night, dozens of students participated in a town hall meeting with Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) director Ron Albucher. Students expressed frustration with delays encountered when making appointments with CAPS counselors over the phone. CAPS advertises a 24/7 number that students can dial for urgent matters, though students said that they had mixed experiences…