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September 5, 2017

UMD Health Services is a campus clinic that provides medical, counseling and education support and resources.

UMD Health Services is a campus clinic that provides medical, counseling and education support and resources. Call us to make an appointment (medical, 218-726-8155; counseling, 218-726-7913). We also have many outreach programs and events starting up soon...see if there is something that you might be looking for!

New Program: Conversation group for students living with Diabetes. Starting Thursday, September 14th at 4:30, in the Superior Dining conference room (inside main entrance, take a right). This group is an opportunity for students living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, and for students who'd like to learn more about diabetes, to share information and experiences. Facilitated by Dr. Mitzi Doane and Public Health Promotion and Education major Nick Olsen. For more information, email:

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., LP., (counselor and group facilitator) at 218-726-7913 to inquire about participation and to schedule an initial discussion. Starting Tuesday, October 3rd (at 10-11:30 or 1-2:30, based on availability of participants).

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 Wednesday, October 4th, 2-3:30 at KSC 273B (TV Lounge). 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. Details: Tuesdays, Starting October 3rd; 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, or to prescribe medications.

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. Sessions are offered starting the week of September 18th: Mondays, 2-3pm, Wednesdays, 12:15-12:45pm, and Thursdays, 3-4pm. Most sessions will last 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. Our event dates for the 2017-2018 academic year are as follows: Wed. Sept. 13, Tues. Oct. 17, Wed. Nov. 8, Wed. Dec. 6* (this event will be held in the library during Stressless Week), Tues. Jan. 23, Wed. Feb. 21, Tues. Mar. 20, and Wed. Apr. 25. 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!! Starting August 28th: 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,