The Mental Health Services Review Committee convened in the fall of 2007 in order to conduct a thorough assessment of the College's mental health services for students. MHReviewRecommendations2008.pdf (PDF file) were delivered to the Vice President for Student Affairs in October 2008.
The committee began with an educational process, sharing available information and uncovering important new information. The committee has reviewed of the components of a successful counseling center - therapy, intake, psychiatric care, emergency; location/facilities; staffing, and has consulted with experts in the field of college mental health services.
Additionally, the Mental Health Services Review Committee contracted external reviewers who spent several days on campus in April of 2008.
Many members of the college community took part in the Community Wide Discussion hosted by the Review Committee on April 22, 2008. An Community-wideDiscussion_Handout.pdf (PDF file) was distributed at that meeting in which more than 50 students, staff, and PCMHC therapists participated.
The committee continues to encourage students, faculty, and staff to contact committee chair Joyce Stern with ideas or suggestions relating to mental wellness on campus.