Nightline teaches the important skill of listening.
Many involved in the wellness movement feel that the conversation has grown this semester, pushing for specific policy changes. But the past few months have also seen a rise in some students questioning the purpose of the movement.
Our dependence on advising has compromised our ability to confidently make decisions for ourselves.
Taking the time to listen to another in small ways can have profound effects.
Barnard administrators told Nightline last spring that the group would need to undergo a procedural review. Its opening has been delayed several times this semester.
Nightline is going through a review process that includes extra training processes. Barnard administrators requested the review for risk management reasons in the spring.
The anonymous peer counseling hotline is undergoing a review process at the request of administrators and might not start operating for several weeks.
Demystifying Nightline: Sometimes all a person needs is someone to listen.
The week’s activities were co-sponsored by nearly 30 groups, indicative of how active campus mental health groups have become since the suicide of Tina Bu, CC ’13, in October.
For the past year, I’ve served as one of the directors of Nightline, Columbia and Barnard’s peer counseling hot line, concluding my three-year involvement with the organization. Nightline is an anonymous and confidential peer counseling service which serves the University community.
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