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Got final exam stress?  De-Stress with Health Services at the Kathryn A. Martin Library, December 4 - December 10, 2016!

Did you know that every year Health Services partners with the Kathryn A. Martin Library to support student wellness during "Stress-Less Week", the week before finals?  Here are some of the activities we have brewing (or should I say blending?) for Stress-Less Week at the library:

Monday, Dec. 5 - The Wellness Advocates and Health Services will be making fruit and vegetable smoothies at the Library entrance on Monday from 11am-1pm, or until supplies run out!!  

Wednesday, Dec. 7 - UMD Pet Away Worry & Stress, 11am-1pm, Kirby Student Lounge.

Thursday, Dec. 8- De-Stress Fest, 11am-1pm, Library entrance and lobby. Students can come and check out a variety of experiential activities to help them relax and unwind during finals week.  The activities will include meditation (20 minutes at 11am and again at 12pm); making stress balls; practicing breathing techniques; mindful eating; and coloring!  Activities will be provided by staff and students from Health Services, the Wellness Advocates, Dining Services, Disability Resources, Employee Wellness, and the School of Fine Arts.

Fall semester 2016

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!! To learn more, see our Let's Talk frequently asked questions. Mondays 10am-12pm, and Thursdays 1-3pm in Kirby Student Center 361.

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,

Pet Away Worry and Stress Events!! Thursdays, 11am-1pm in the Kirby Lounge on select dates; check our PAWS website for updated information.  Experience the relaxing energy of pets on campus!  UMD, in collaboration with Animal Allies ambassadors and Pet Partner teams, welcomes you to de-stress with pets.

Wellbeing Wednesdays.  Every Wednesday;  new location each week! Look for students on campus bringing wellness tips, information and activities on the road this semester!

Got Your Back! UMD: Bystander Intervention Workshop. Have you ever experienced a situation that made you feel like you wanted to step in and help someone but you didn’t?? Join us in this interactive workshop that aims to deliver the message of how we can safely and effectively take care of each other and positively impact our campus culture.  UMD, We Got Your Back!! 

Flu Clinics: Every fall, UMD Health Services, the College of Pharmacy and QuickCare staff provide a campus wide flu clinic. Flu vaccinations are provided to students free of charge with presentation of Student ID. Staff and faculty who have UPlan insurance are also covered free of charge with presentation of their insurance card. Otherwise, flu vaccinations are offered at a cost of approximately $22. Health Services encourages the campus community to be vaccinated to protect themselves from the flu virus and to protect others that we live, learn and work with on campus (and at home).

     October 12th (Wed), Kirby Rafters, 9am-3pm

     October 25th (Tue), Kirby Rafters, 9am-3pm

 UMD Health Check event: Wednesday, October 12th, 10am to 1pm, Kirby Ballroom. UMD Health Check is an event sponsors by Health Services in collaboration with various departments across campus that offers students free drop in health assessments on campus in the fall. Students can stop in at the Kirby Ballroom and have any or all of the approximately 22 assessments offered at the event. The event typically includes the following assessments: cholesterol, blood glucose, wellness assessments, massage, nutritional assessments, cardiovascular and fitness testing, hearing and vision screening, bone density measurements, blood pressure, back health, running shoe/foot health assessments, alcohol screening, tobacco cessation, family planning information, counseling and mental health activities, and sleep assessments.

Health Services is here for you!   Mission Statement: To provide students the opportunity to develop healthy personal lifestyles, help ensure their retention at UMD, and contribute to the overall excellence of their total educational experience. We will accomplish this mission by providing quality health care, counseling, and education that focuses on their physical, emotional, social, and intellectual well-being, and to be actively involved with all health issues that affect the University and community.

Call 218-726-8155 for medical appointments.
Call 218-726-7913 for free and confidential counseling appointments. 
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