Author: Courtney Cheney

Crisis intervention available free to all students through Counseling Center

The Counseling Center, located in the basement level of Shaw Student Center in room L7, provides a crisis intervention hour each day. During this hour, generally occurring at 2 or 3 p.m., students can come to the center — no appointment necessary — and talk with a counselor. Crisis intervention is when someone feels “overwhelmed” and beyond the “emotional capacity to cope” with whatever is going o...

Director of Disability Services uses personal experience to advocate for students

Director of Westminster College’s Disability Services and Testing Center Karen Hicks’ expertise extends beyond the books when it comes to being an advocate for students with physical, learning and psychiatric disabilities. Hicks said she has had a total of three concussions throughout her life and a broken ankle followed by three surgeries. She said she also experiences depression, anxiety and dys...