Brian Petersen, director of the Ithaca College Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), began his position at the college Sept. 16.
James Rada, associate professor of journalism, said he has been making sure students know about mental health resources available to them for years.
Despite an added counselor and phone screening system, an increased number of students at Ithaca College are using counseling services this semester.
More than 70 people gathered Oct. 3 at the Free Speech Rock for a “moment of action” to discuss ways to increase dialogue around mental health.
After a push by the Faculty Council, Student Government Association and the student-organized #getCAPSready campaign, the Ithaca College Center for Counseling and Psychological Services hired an additional postdoctoral resident Oct.