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Long Waiting List at CAPS Frustrates Student Body

Inside the CAPS waiting room. Photo by Kate Silber '20.  “I didn’t hear back from CAPS until a month after I had filled out the form,” a first-year said. “I assumed they had forgotten about me,” he tersely stated. One often hears similar frustrations about CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) across campus, where rumors of the service being understaffed ...
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High Expectations, Low Support: A Report on CPs and Mental Health

I had an unusual Customs experience--or at least I thought I did. I applied to become a CP with my closest friend during the second round of applications, and soon we were chugging along through CP training and looking forward to next year. Complications started springing up about halfway through the semester, and then suddenly my partner had to leave Haverford. The follow ...
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Handle With Care: Is Our Dining Center Culture Healthy?

Last time you were here we were just getting introduced, and I know that when you first meet someone it can be hard to remember all the important information they give, so let’s recap. I wrote mainly about perspective and how the mental states we take into into every situation are vital to our experience of that situation. This week, I want to talk about my take on the p ...
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Dear Haverfriend: Stress Spiraling and Noisy People in Magill

Hey, everyone! I am a real Haverford student and I have strong opinions about your life. Just remember that I can’t substitute for professional advice because I am an undergrad and consequently I know nothing. Dear Haverfriend, I just completely bombed an assignment. It's not for my major and it's only one small part of my grade, but I can't stop thinking about how badly ...
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Haverford’s First Self-Care Week a Success

The first ever Self-Care Week at Haverford concluded last week. The Rufus M. Jones Institute for Leadership hosted Self-Care Week, in collaboration with other on-campus organizations, such as the Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA), Office of Academic Resources (OAR), Women*s Center, Health Services, and JSAAPP, according to an email from Sara Leader, Graduate Assistant ...
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We Need to Talk About CAPS: A Critical Look at Vital Campus Resource

This piece is part of an ongoing series about mental well-being at Haverford. Past articles can be found here. Two weeks ago, The Clerk released the results of the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) survey, which yielded fairly positive results. By and large, it seems that CAPS serves the majority of students well, but a look at more specific comments and experie ...
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Results of CAPS Survey Generally Positive, but Raise Some Concerns

This article is the second installment of a series on student mental well-being. The first installment, about discussing grades and stress, can be found here. The full results of the CAPS survey can be found here. Last week, The Clerk sent a survey to the student body about their experiences with Haverford’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Although The Cler ...
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The Stress of Silence: Discussing Grades and Student Well-Being

This article is the first installment in a larger series about mental well-being at Haverford When discussing concrete ways the Social Honor Code manifests itself at Haverford, our unwritten policy not to discuss grades is often one of the first issues to be raised. However, according to a recent survey conducted by The Clerk, students are divided on whether this norm is b ...
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Lessons from Madison Holleran: Prioritizing Student Mental Health

“The loss of Madison Holleran is truly a great one. As a senior, I looked up to Madison for her athletic ability and unfailing kindness. Moving forward I will continue to look up to her, especially to bring me through that last 200m of our shared 800m race." Such are the words of Ariana Tabatabaie, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania and teammate of Holleran, who ...