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Karen Kirkpatrick
Office Manager

Ph: (540) 464-7667
Fax: (540) 464-7025
Email Cadet Counseling

Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30

Center for Cadet Counseling
Virginia Military Institute
2nd Floor VMI Health Center
Lexington, VA  24450


Helping Distressed Cadets

For Faculty: 

Faculty, staff, and administrators are often the first to notice when cadets have personal concerns that impede learning and development. Linking cadets with resources can help prevent a crisis from developing or minimize the effects of crises that do occur. This guide covers common questions and tips on identifying distressed cadets, helping cadets, and referring cadets to Cadet Counseling.  Read more... 

For Parents:  

At some point, you may be concerned about your VMI cadet. Expressing concern and helping to link your cadet with resources can help prevent a crisis from developing or minimize the effects of crises that do occur. This guide covers common questions and tips for recognizing when your cadet may be in distress, being helpful, and referring your cadet to the Center for Cadet Counseling.  Read more... 

For Cadets: 

At some point, you may be concerned about another cadet at VMI. Expressing concern and helping to link people with resources can help prevent a crisis from developing or minimize the effects of crises that do occur. This guide covers common questions and tips for recognizing when someone may be in distress, being a helpful peer, and referring cadets to the Center for Cadet Counseling.  Read more...