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.
Sustainability at CBHS
Counseling and Behavioral Health Services’ prevention programs endorse the United National’s global Sustainable Development Goals. Sustainability is a core principal in creating practices for Health and Well-being over the lifespan. Our climate, cultures, communities and selves are best served through intentional acts to preserve and protect all these resources.
This April 22, on Earth Day, we are bringing back our sustainable medication return program. The release of unused and untreated medications into the environment through routine garbage disposal or water systems is an environmental and human health risk. At “Plants for Pills,” students may bring their unused medications to the Plaza for safe disposal and receive in exchanage their own baby house plant to raise. We will also provide free Deterra Bags for students to safely neutralize unused medications when other options are not available.
Catch Your Breath-Smoke Less!
If you or someone you know wants to reduce your use of tobacco or nicotine products including vaping, call Counseling and Behavioral Health Services to schedule a consultation with Robbie Morell at (914) 251-6390.
Check out our Wake up with Wellness short video series on Instagram!
Wake up with Robbie who shares about sticking to a routine by creating a schedule that includes self-care and mindfulness.
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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.