New van helps Open Door Clinic reach more patients

Middlebury’s Open Door Clinic (ODC) keeps rolling along, and the portability of its free healthcare services will soon be enhanced by a new van. 

Hanging out is a cure for loneliness

The U.S. Surgeon General warned earlier this month that “there is an epidemic of loneliness and isolation.”

For this parent, there are no easy solutions for a son’s mental health crisis

I reached a point during the latest mental health crisis with my adult son where the weight of absurdity actually robbed me of my vision and I saw stars. 

Mental health disparities among Vermont children are clear in youth survey

A biennial survey conducted during the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic shows poor mental health among high school and middle school students, especially in groups that previous surveys found have long suffered more than their peers. 

Health & Wellbeing: Gratitude is good for you

Students at Salisbury Community School have been learning that gratitude is good for a person’s health. “It improves your mood, it makes you feel better, your relationships improve, and it’s much easier to deal with problems,” Principal Fernanda Canales w … (read more)

Health & Wellbeing: Counselors address mental health during the pandemic

Many states are reopening their businesses and providing outdoor seating at eateries as the pandemic curve has slowly started to flatten across the country. Regardless, COVID-19 is still a very real concern, and the lasting effects of this public heath em … (read more)

Health & Wellbeing: If you’re going to ‘cleanse,’ read up and take care

You’ve probably heard of “cleansing.” Maybe your hip aunt swears by them, or you’ve seen bloggers raving about their green juice detox with amazing results, or maybe a best friend tried one once but it didn’t do much. Whatever you’ve heard, perhaps the th … (read more)

Health & Wellbeing: Come Alive Outside takes steps to go digital

Come Alive Outside is a program in Vermont communities that inspires collaborative community systems to create the awareness, intention, and opportunity for people to live healthier lives outside.  In response to COVID-19, coordinators of Come Alive Outsi … (read more)