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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, Spring 2018

New Program: Therapy Group for Male Survivors of Sexual Trauma.  This free and confidential group is offered by UMD Health Services Counseling for males who have experienced historical or current sexual trauma who wish to talk with others in an engaged, healing environment. Call Larry Helmbrecht-LaPointe, Ph.D., L.P., (counselor and group facilitator) at 218-726-7913 to inquire about participation and to schedule an initial discussion. Proposed start date:  Tuesday, February 6th (at 10-11:30 or 1-2:30, based on availability of participants). KSC 361.

New Program: 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 Thursday, February 8th, 2-3:30 at KSC 351. Facilitated by Larry Helmbrecht-LaPointe, Ph.D., L.P., 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:  Tuesdays, Starting January 23rd; The Studio, KSC; 11:30am-1pm; No appointment necessary. *The Outpost is informational, and is not set up to treat or fully evaluate medical symptoms

“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 January 23rd, sessions are offered on Tuesdays,  10-11am,  Wednesdays, 12:15-1pm, and Thursdays, 2:30-3:30pm.  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.

 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.

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.

Bystander Intervention workshops.  What you say and do can make a difference at UMD!   Attend one of our Got Your Back! UMD presentations this semester to learn more. Stay tuned for spring workshops.

Rising Above: Developing Resilience to Stress.  Self care is at the core of well-being and essential to success. Experience the transformative power of community as you join a group of other students who wish to learn skills to rise above various life stressors.  Stay tuned for spring opportunities!

Wellbeing Wednesdays.  Wednesdays;  Look for the Wellness Advocates on campus delivering wellness tips, information and activities. To get involved, contact Jerso, gayfl002@d.umn.edu.

AA meetings. Held weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30pm, KSC 361.