By Emily Long- Digital Editor
On Thursday, Feb. 20 Fresh Check Day was held in DeWitt Hall by Health Services in conjunction with the Jordan Porco Foundation and other campus offices. Fresh Check Day is an event that raises awareness of suicide and mental health on college campuses by providing a positive and safe outlet to destigmatize mental health by being made aware of the services offered around campus.
Marissa Gugala –1851 Staff
Megan Palumbo & Brian Cohen – Co-editor-in-chief & 1851 staff
Students participate in painting pumpkins during Alcohol Awareness Week. Photo by Megan Palumbo
Peer Health educators talk while students sign up for a raffle. Photo by Megan Palumbo
The Peer Health Education worked collaboratively with a committee of student affairs offices, hosted events around campus on Oct. 15-19, in honor of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
Senior Peer Health Educator Cameron Brennan said the purpose of Alcohol Awareness Week “is to make [students] aware of the specific dangers of alcohol, but making it known how to properly use alcohol.”
By Avery Stankus – 1851 Staff
The annual Stress-Free Fair was held on April 6 in de Witt Hall, hosted by Peer Health Educators to raise mental health awareness. The event informed students on helpful life-coping and end-of-semester stress tips. The three-hour event provided students with dog therapy, painting, massages, and more.
Students enjoying the Stress-Free Fair by playing with the many therapy dogs. Photo by Katie Schneider
By Aimee Forman – 1851 Staff
When I was 14 years old, I was diagnosed with type 1 Bipolar disorder while being hospitalized for self-infliction. Being bipolar has made life difficult, but has also truly made me the strong, inspired, person I am. It took time to establish some peace, but with the help from my family, friends, therapists, doctors, and teachers/professors, I have been able to make a stable life for myself while studying at Lasell. More…
Photos by Kayli Hertel – Managing Editor
On April 16th the first annual Sex Games: Consent to Play was held in de Witt Hall. This event was put on by Peer Health Education, and supported by many organizations on campus such as Residential Life, Pride and Student Government Association. Check out the full story in our April issue!
Therapy dogs from Dog B.O.N.E.S. visited Lasell College and delighted the many students who attended the event. This event was sponsored by the Peer Health Educators. Here is a video of some of the dogs interacting with students during this fun event.
Photos by Natalie Kfoury
Natalie Kfoury – Co-Editor-in-Chief
Kayli Hertel walked into her first meeting of the Peer Health Educators and was pleased to find the atmosphere relaxed, accommodating, and friendly. Hertel, a sophomore history major, decided to join the group this semester to become more educated and to educate others. Hertel is one of 10 current Peer Health Educators, according to advisor Kate McCarthy, who work to raise awareness at Lasell on themes such as alcohol and drug awareness, healthy relationships, sexual health, mental health, and sexual and domestic assault awareness.
“What Peer Health is really all about is talking about the hard stuff and that is important for everyone to be exposed to,” said Hertel. More…