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Hyde Park Community Crowdsources Counseling

Following the tragic cancellation of  Pet Love for the second quarter in a row, the Hyde Park community pulled through to make their own crowdsourced Pet Love. Tens of Hyde Park residents brought their furry friends to the quad to help students de-stress. Due to the overwhelming success and support of the event, the organizers opted to take on another project: crowdsourcing student counseling services. Local organizer Martha Mason wrote in an email to the Dealer that “There have not been adequate student counseling for 5670 consecutive quarters, so naturally we wanted to help. With the long wait times, and lack of support offered by existing SCS, we knew our perpetually stressed students definitely needed supplementary mental health services. I think we’ve put together quite the team to provide just that.” 

 

The assembled team of sliding-scale Xanax dealers, high guys saying “It really do be that way sometimes,” and stylists capable of (correctly!) cutting your bangs at 2 AM the Friday of reading period constitute full-service crisis counseling that could be beneficial to many students. (It’ll at least be marginally better than study breaks and yoga at Ratner.) Martha Mason continued, “We aren’t professionals or anything, but it’s probably like therapy.”

I once had to get a colonoscopy on Christmas just so my doctor could tell me "iced coffee and spicy ramen is not a diet." If that doesn't tell you about the quality of my life choices, I don't know what will.

I once had to get a colonoscopy on Christmas just so my doctor could tell me "iced coffee and spicy ramen is not a diet." If that doesn't tell you about the quality of my life choices, I don't know what will.

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