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"Thank you so much for hosting Calm this year. The relaxation techniques we went over were extremely helpful and I feel better than I have ever felt since starting college".

Health Services Calendar of Events, Fall 2018 (events added throughout the semester)

Stress-Less Bingo! Take a break from studying to refresh with a game or two of bingo!  Have fun, win prizes, and learn about sexual health, too!  Facilitated by UMD Health Services Peer Health Educators! L115 in the Library on Thursday, December 4, at 6:00, during Stess-Less Week.

H & H.  Hope and Help is a program for students struggling with a loved one's addiction.  Meetings will begin Monday, September 10th, 7-8:30pm in RDC 301. Contact Savannah Dettman with any questions at, Barb Titus at, or Lauretta Perry at  You are not alone. 

LGBTQAI+ Coming Out Support Group.  Free, confidential opportunity for UMD LGBTQAI+ students to meet in a safe space to discuss issues of importance to their coming out, current experiences and topics generated by group participants.  Starting Wednesday, October 17th, time based on participant availability.  Please call to schedule an initial 20-minute meeting, 218-726-7913. Facilitated by Larry Helmbrecht-LaPointe, Ph.D., LP., Counselor at UMD Health Services.

The Outpost. The Medical Outpost is a drop-in program in the Kirby Student Center staffed by Health Services medical professionals.  The program is intended to conveniently address students' health questions and concerns; and to provide information about Health Services and referrals to HS as necessary. The Outpost will not be set up for exams or prescriptions.  Details:  every other Tuesday, Starting September 11th, the Kirby Commons, KSC; 11:30am-1pm; No appointment necessary. Upcoming dates, and special topics:

Nov. 6:  Sexual Health 

Nov. 20:  Skin care & moles

Dec. 4:  Vitamin D; Seasonal Affective Disorder

Calm.  Join us for brief relaxation sessions in the Library!  We will practice a different technique each week intended to help students actively de-stress. Starting September 17th, sessions are offered on Mondays, 12-1pm; Tuesdays,  11am-12pm; Wednesdays, 12:15-1pm; and Thursdays, 11am-12pm.  Most sessions will last only 30 minutes.  Library 119. Just drop-in!  Tea and snacks will be available. Sponsored by Health Services, The Kathryn A. Martin Library, and Disability Resources.

Pet Away Worry and Stress monthly events!! 11am-1pm in the Kirby Student Lounge on select dates: see the PAWS website for current information. The focus of PAWS is to decrease stress levels in students, faculty and staff, with therapy animals. This collaborative event is sponsored by Animal Allies, UMD Employee Wellness Program, KUMD, The Kathyrn A. Martin Library, UMD Health Services, and UMD Wellness Collaborative, UMD Serve, Office of Environmental Health & Safety, and Kirby Student Center.

Designated Nap Zone on campus!  The Underground in the Kirby Student Center will be a designated nap zone on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 2-3pm..  It will be available for use as usual for studying, etc, but signs will be posted honoring a quieter space during those days and times.  The pilot program is a collaboration of the Student Health Advisory Committee, UMD Health Services, and the Kirby Student Center. The nap zone was inspired by the results of a needs assessment on student sleep habits and barriers.

Let’s Talk.  “Let’s Talk” is a program that provides easy access to brief, informal, and confidential consultations with counselors from UMD Health Services.  Drop-in for support and resources – no appointment necessary!! Mondays 10am-12pm, and Thursdays 1-3pm in Kirby Student Center 361; and Tuesdays from 5-7pm in Lake Superior Hall 175.

Grief Support Group. Every Wednesday evening.  The group will meet in RDC 301 (across from the dining center). Choose your group time, 4-5:30pm or 6-7:30pm.  Snacks provided.  Facilitated by Barb Titus,