Post Tagged with: "mental health"

The Headspace App: A Step Toward Better Mental Health at Choate

October 6, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the midst of conversations about mental wellbeing on campus and at a national level, Choate is taking initiative to provide more resources for the community. The School is introducing Headspace, an increasingly popular digital guided meditation platform, to the community. Mr. Morgan Harris, Choate’s Academic Technologist, was a majorRead More

Review of Choate’s Mental Health Support Systems

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

One only has to glance at the blue and yellow Student Resources poster to see the variety of student-driven support groups that comprise a safety net for students at Choate. In the past year, students have created new clubs and committees to offer peers support, with a wide range ofRead More

13 Reasons Why Not

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Welcome to your tape. This cryptic line has circulated among teenagers and decorated the top of countless memes since 13 Reasons Why debuted. Although the news and attention surrounding the Netflix original show seems to have recently spiked, the web television series launched with much anticipation. Not only is theRead More

What is Homework’s Purpose?

May 27, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the past few years, there has been a spark in conversations both nation- and campus-wide regarding homework, whether about the amount of homework that should be assigned or the value of homework itself. Generally speaking, students at Choate appear to have too much nightly homework, especially when compared toRead More

To Stay or Go: The Complex Question of Medical Leave

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the past three issues, I have explored the state of mental health at Choate, taking a closer look at the support systems that are available to students, competition inside and outside the classroom, and diversity within the health center. To conclude this series, I will be examining the oneRead More

The integration of the health center into the community has raised concern regarding counselor-student confidentiality.

Students Seek Diversity in Health Center, Question Confidentiality

April 22, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In the past two weeks, I have explored support systems and competition at Choate. This week, I will examine the Pratt Health Center in depth, looking at the diversity in staffing and the student-counselor confidentiality.  A major recurring theme when interviewing members of the community on mental health is theRead More