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Breaking the Silence: Mental Health Initiatives Flourish on Westfield State University’s Campus

Zach Bianco, Staff Writer December 5, 2023

Amidst the bustling atmosphere of Westfield State University, a growing focus on mental health has taken center stage as programs like Pet Therapy and Westfield State’s Counseling Center aim to offer...

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Storytelling Hour: Digital Stories from Your Peers

Devon Ortmeyer, Staff Writer October 24, 2023

The English Department at Westfield State University hosted a video storytelling event on October 13th to help students tell the narratives of their lives. This event, called “Storytelling Hour: Digital...

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Taking Back Our Mental Health: Fresh Check Day

Maddy Hall March 21, 2023

WESTFIELD-The Counseling Center will host its own 8th annual Fresh Check Day on April 13th to engage students at Westfield State in mental health activities and provide tips on suicide prevention. One...

Fresh Check Day at Westfield State

Fresh Check Day at Westfield State

Jack Laughlin April 27, 2022

On Thursday, April 7th, Westfield State University held its seventh annual Fresh Check Day. Held on the basement floor of the Ely Campus Center, this event, a program of the Jordan Porco Foundation,...

S.A.I.L Profiles: Alex Antuna --  A Healing Journey

S.A.I.L Profiles: Alex Antuna — A Healing Journey

Darby Ryan April 7, 2022

Alex Antuna is a 22-year-old Westfield State University senior Business Major from Chicopee who struggled to face his own emotions. On his twentieth birthday, March 15, 2020, that had to change. March...

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WSU Student Athletes and their Mental Health

Abigail Soukup October 12, 2021

Westfield State’s student-athletes face an increased concern for mental health following the unusual circumstances brought on by the Covid-19 Pandemic.             According...

Westfield State University responds to Mental Health Crisis with the “Sandwich Method”

Westfield State University responds to Mental Health Crisis with the “Sandwich Method”

December 18, 2019

By Tori Slattery and Georgette Aucoin The Counseling Center at Westfield State University has implemented a new “sandwich” system to respond to the increasing demands of mental health services...

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