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We are dedicated to supporting the well-being of students at UMD.

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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)

Annual Flu Clinic: Wednesday, October 24th and Tuesday, October 30th.  Kirby Rafters.  9am-3pm.  Free Flu shots for UMD students and for UMD employees covered by UPlan Insurance. Sponsored by The College of Pharmacy, UMD Health Services, and The Employee Health and Wellbeing Center.

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 dettm031@d.umn.edu, Barb Titus at btitus2@d.umn.edu, or Lauretta Perry at lmperry@d.umn.edu.  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:

Oct. 23:  Flu & flu vaccine 

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.

New Program: S.H.E.Q.S.!  A new drop-in program is starting in housing that is open to all UMD students.  Sexual Health Education Questions Sessions will be in LSH 175, dates and times TBA. Stop in to ask sexual health questions, to have access to safer sex supplies and to learn how Health Services can support you in your sexual health and relationship concerns. Facilitated by a Peer Health Educator and Public Health Education & Promotions Intern at Health Services.

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, btitus2@d.umn.edu.