The Wellness Center staff wishes to express our sadness to students hurting due to race-based tragedies occurring across our nation. As compassionate humans, we acknowledge the very real harm racism and systemic racism causes to the lives of Black people and all BIPOC. White people and BIPOC persons use drugs at similar rates, however, it is overwhelmingly the latter group who are singled out for arrest and incarceration. The use of drugs and addiction as a lever to suppress people of a particular race has had devastating effects on communities of color.
Wellness is committed to affirming and supporting all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by racism, bigotry, prejudice and indifference. We offer our support and commitment to change.
Please visit our BIPOC resource page for additional support.
The Wellness Center created a short walk through video to show incoming Purchase students our lounge and programming space!
Check out our Wake up with Wellness short video series on Instagram!
Wake up with Erik who shares self-care in the form of images from his recent hikes and adventures.
Wake up with Robbie who shares about sticking to a routine by creating a schedule that includes self-care and mindfulness.
Wake up with Matt who shares self-care in the form of doing yoga with his dog as a way to start the day
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The Wellness Center also is proud to introduce The Lighthouse Program that offers Purchase students an intentional substance-free, peer-led community, programming and social space. Check the Lighthouse Page for virtual recovery resources.