This podcast is a collaboration between two offices at F&M College (Dipcares and Student Wellness Education/Violence Prevention). Each week we will have a variety of guests tackling different topics related to health and wellness, from social anxiety, what's it really like to be in therapy, advice for incoming students, and more!
LGBTQ+ Student Support
In this month's episode we talk to two F&M students who were and are in leadership in F&M's SAGA (Sexuality and Gender Alliance) about lots of things related to LGBTQ+ students' health and wellbeing, including the impact the pandemic had on community, how the campus community can support LGBTQ+ students, and great work that is happening right now on campus and in the future. Resources discussed in the episode listed below!
LGBTQ+ Student Life @ F&M: https://www.fandm.edu/diversity-and-inclusion/lgbtq
DipCares Student Resources for LGBTQ+ Students: https://www.fandm.edu/dean/dipcares/student-resources
Student Clubs & Orgs for SAGA: https://fandm.presence.io/organizations
Faculty Guide for Supporting LGBTQ+ Students: https://sites.google.com/fandm.edu/faculty-guide/support-for-students-from-marginalized-communities/the-lgbtq-student?authuser=0
Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: https://www.fandm.edu/diversity-and-inclusion
Student Wellness Center Counseling Services: https://www.fandm.edu/campus-life/services-policies/student-wellness-center/counseling
Off-Campus Resources: https://www.fandm.edu/campus-life/services-policies/student-wellness-center/counseling/additional-resources
Racism Effects on Mental Health
In this episode we have a very special guest, Amanda Davis-Buie founder of the organization called Strength, Love and Motivation. In this episode we talk about the mental health impact of racism, especially for students of color on a college campus. We explore ways to minimize the impact and how her organization is providing spaces of healing.
Strength, Love & Motivation
SELAH Workshop Info
F&M Counseling Services
List of BIPOC off-campus therapists
Headway (Locate a therapist)
Mental Health Resources for Students of Color
DipCares Student Resources
Susan Knoll, Care Coordinator
Impacts of Sexual Violence with Sam Thiry
In this episode we talk with our campus victim advocate from the YWCA Lancaster, Sam Thiry, about sexual violence and its impact on individuals, loved ones, and the community. We discuss resources on campus, and what you can do if someone you love experiences sexual violence or discloses to you. If you or someone you know is struggling, you can connect to the YWCA's Sexual Assault Hotline at any time: 717.392.7273.
Below are a list of additional resources.
-Sam Thiry, YWCA/F&M Campus Advocate
-YWCA Sexual Assault Hotline & Counseling Center
-Title IX Office & Resources
-PA Coalition Against Rape
-6 Principles of Trauma Informed Care-CDC Guidelines & SAMHSA Resource
-F&M Student Wellness Education & Violence Prevention (WE-VP)
-Self Care and Activism Recorded Workshop
Wellness and Masculinity
In October's Episode we begin a series of episodes where we look at the ways our various identities impact the way we think about wellness. In this episode we talk to two guests, professional staff member Gian Fabian, and Class of 2022, Kolby Smith, about the intersection of Masculinity and Wellness. We talk about a lot! Including how concepts of what it means to be a 'man' get in the way of seeking help, as well as the connection between masculinity and violence. The resources in this episode are posted below:
F&M Student Wellness Education and Violence Prevention Office
Sam Thiry, YWCA/F&M Sexual Assault Counselor and Educator
Defining Masculinity/Understanding Consent Series
Mental Health Resources for Students of Color pamphlet (including some specific to male-identifying individuals)
Student Wellness Center-Counseling Services
YWCA: Bi-Monthly Detoxifying Masculinity Lancaster Meet Up
Mental Health Impacts 2021
In this episode, Susan and I talk to counselors from the student wellness center about mental health impacts of living through and in a Pandemic in 2021. We interview Alexis Lake and Susan Schultheis, counselors from the student wellness center (emails linked below) to learn more about current mental health trends on college campuses, how to stay supported and connected, as well as common feelings that are coming up at this stage in the Pandemic. Resources we discuss in the episode are below!
-Student Wellness Center (call to schedule an appointment): 717-544-9051; see website for various resources including off-campus counseling recommendations, or speaking with your group/house counselor liaison if you have questions.
-Alexis Lake, SWC Counselor
-Susan Schultheis, SWC Counselor
-For substance abuse help, you can request an appointment with F&M's Caron Treatment Center liaison, Russ Kline, via our Care Coordinator Susan Knoll, or your house dean. For substance abuse resources, please visit our DipCares webpage.
The First Year Transition
On our very first episode, Susan and I talk about our experience when we were first year students in college. We also talk to an incoming sophomore who tells us about her experience last year transitioning to college during COVID. In this conversation we touch on many topics, including utilizing resources on campus, making friends, and getting help when you need it.
Here is list of resources discussed in the episode
-Student Wellness Center (8 free sessions/year + psychiatry): 717-544-9051
-Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development: OSPGD
-F&M Lingo/Acronym Guide (scroll down)
-Student Clubs & Orgs
-Kathryn Wanner, Director of Student Wellness Education & Violence Prevention; firstname.lastname@example.org
-Susan Knoll, Care Coordinator; email@example.com