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Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Health Resources on Campus

This is a repost from 2017, although ~health things~ have remained (basically) the same. This is an updated version of a post originally written by Catherine MacLean ’14 which appeared on the Peer Advisor Blog and on Wesleying. It also includes a section on resources for survivors of sexual assault by Ryden Nelson ’16 and Chloe Murtagh ’15 and a section on the new support groups run by WeSupport by Veronica Harrington ’17.

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This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

In your four years at Wes, you’ll probably need some kind of health support, whether physical, mental, or emotional, and luckily enough, there are quite a few options available. Here’s a crowdsourced rundown of many of the services available to help keep you healthy.

Like Gummy Bear Vitamins? You’ll Love Cummies!

“A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.”  -Steve Jobs (1998)

In the YouTube debut of esteemed Wesleyan alums Russell Goldman ’17 and Johnny LaZebnik ’16, we are introduced to Cummies®: “the world’s first ever jizz-flavored vitamin chew”.

The testimonials in this parody infomercial leave you with some pleasant mental images as to the accurate flavor of Cummies®.  Lines describing the flavor include, “An almost empty glass of white wine with a little bit of ranch dressing plopped in”, “Three day old oyster water”, and “Black truffle that’s washed up under the Santa Monica Pier”.

The infomercial ends with an offer for a bonus bottle of Facielle by Cummies®, a lotion, and then a shot of Brent (played by Johnny) being splattered with the lotion in a rather suggestive way.  Describing how many takes this shot took, Johnny said, “By the end, I looked like I’d just shot a bukake scene with 50 well-hydrated men.”

Watch after the jump:

Healing Forward: Sustainable Self-Care for Survivors

Self HelpLex Spirtes ’17 writes in:

Restore mind, body, and spirit in this 9 week support group for female-identified survivors of sexual violence on Wednesdays beginning February 15th from 5:30-7:00 PM!! Topics include: self-compassion, sleep, hygiene, sex and sexuality, body image, creativity and play, mindfulness, and healthy relationships. Sessions will include art, movement, and other activities! Email Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Therapist/Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator at awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu by 2/13 to sign up!!

Deadline: Monday, February 13th

The Wellness Experience

From WesWell:

Are you seeking self-care strategies for health and well-being? Do you want to learn new skills and gain tools to manage stress?

Then join the Wellness Experience for the month of February to increase resiliency and gratitude, and flourish.

Here’s how it works:
~ Select a wellness activity to practice each week.
~ Choose from a broad range of activities to fit into your schedule.
~ Each week addresses a different wellness theme: emotional, physical, spiritual, and social.

Sign up by 12PM, FRIDAY, JANUARY 29TH.

Let’s build a healthy Wesleyan community together!

If you have any questions please email Tanya Purdy, MPH MCHES Director of WesWell, Office of Health Education, at tpurdy[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Deadline: Friday, January 29 at 12:00 PM

Seasons to Your Health

weshealMaret Rossi ’18 writes:

Do you feel sad in the winter? Do you feel lively in the spring? Curious as to why you may be affected by the different seasons?

COME TO WesHEAL‘s very first workshop:

Seasons to Your Health: Traditional Chinese Medicine Outlook on How to Support Yourself in Each Season

Check it out on our Facebook page here.

Date: Friday, October 9
Time: 4:30-6:30PM
Place: WestCo Lounge

Unofficial Orientation Series 2015: Health Resources on Campus

This is an updated version of a post originally written by Catherine MacLean ’14 which appeared on the Peer Advisor Blog and on Wesleying. It also includes a section on resources for survivors of sexual assault by Ryden Nelson ’16 and Chloe Murtagh ’15 and a section on the new support groups run by WeSupport by Veronica Harrington ’17.

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It’s been two days, which is long enough that someone you know is probably incubating an infectious disease. In your four years at Wes, you’ll probably need some kind of health support, whether physical, mental, or emotional, and luckily enough, there are quite a few options available. Here’s a crowdsourced rundown of many of the services available to help keep you healthy.

Meet the Spring WesBAM! Instructors

Wesleyan Body and Mind (WesBAM) is a student group dedicated to health and fitness on campus. Entirely run by students, the club provides a variety of weekly courses to ensure that healthy living is fun and accessible for students of all body types and abilities.

Check out the schedule and see if you can make it to class sometime this week. All the classes are free this week!:

Read after the jump to find out more about some of your instructors (there are 15 altogether) and their health tips for the spring.

Students for Sayaxché FIRST MEETING

From Rachael Metz ’16:

Interested in public and/or global health, medicine, or human rights issues? Come to Students for Sayaxché’s first meeting!

Students for Sayaxché is a new student group on campus that, along with some local physicians at Middlesex Hospital, serves as a partner and advocate for a group of rural hospitals and clinics in Sayaxché, Guatemala. As student volunteers, our primary responsibility is to facilitate this partnership between the hospitals in Middletown and Sayaxché. You can expect to do everything from helping to arrange the shipment of medical supplies to even having the opportunity to travel to Guatemala yourself and work at the Sayaxché clinic.

Students for Sayaxché has been an on/off kind of group for a few years now, and this year we’re looking to make it a serious group with concrete goals. While we do have an overarching philosophy and angle to our work, we are looking to further define the group with new ideas. So if you are at all interested in public and/or global health, medicine, or human rights issues, PLEASE come and share your thoughts and ideas with us!

Date: Wednesday, October 8th
Time: 9-10 PM
Place: 11 Vine St.

Updated: Health Resources On Campus

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This post was originally written by Catherine MacLean ’14,  and it appeared on the Peer Advisor Blog and on Wesleying. For this year’s post, Ryden Nelson ’16 and Chloe Murtagh ’15 have contributed a section on resources for survivors of sexual assault. 

Physical Health

On-campus your go-to resource is the Davison Health Center. Staffed with nurses and doctors, you can schedule an appointment (STRONGLY preferred) or walk-in if you have an emergent need during business hours, and they are available by phone after hours. They can do basic tests and offer vaccines, prescriptions, and other services. They also have free cold/flu care packs that you can pick up! All visits and services will be billed directly to private and university-sponsored insurance.  Services that cannot be charged to insurance will go directly to your student account. You should be offered the choice to have laboratory services billed to your student account rather than to insurance (called “client billing” at the Health Center). These student account charges will be labeled to protect confidentiality (i.e. STI tests will be billed to student account as “miscellaneous fee” from the Health Center).

Off campus, and for more serious needs, Middlesex Hospital is right down the street from campus. If you need to go to the ER, heed these tips (from experience): Call Public Safety in addition to 911, and take a friend with you!

Silver Ribbon Luncheon: Mental Disorder and the Modern World

forwebsitesrlAletta Brady ’15 writes in to offer you some free pizza and other food for thought tomorrow.

Crazy, Sick, or Evil? Mental Disorder and the Modern World

Gary Greenberg will be speaking for the Silver Ribbon Luncheon (SRL) Series tomorrow. We are really excited to have him – he is a practicing psychotherapist in Connecticut who calls attention to the social nature of disease. He says that “the DSM (the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is not a medically or scientifically valid text, but rather a “strange chimerical document” whose definitions of pathology change with shifting social values–as was evidenced by homosexuality’s overlong tenure on its pages.”

Join us tomorrow in 41 Wyllys Room 113 from 12-1 for pizza and good conversation with Gary Greenberg.

Date:  Tuesday, April 1
When: at noon
Where: 41 Wyllys Room 11
Pizza?: Yes.