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Unofficial Orientation Series 2017: 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, a section on the support groups run by WeSupport by Veronica Harrington ’17, and a section on the new mental health resources initiative by Aliya Shecter ’20 and the WSA.
This is part of our 2017 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

In your time 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.

Fresh Check Day!

fresh check day!!!

Fresh Check Day is a wellness fair with interactive booths, free food, and great prizes, including a flatscreen TV!

This is part of a national effort to bring awareness of mental health resources and coping strategies to college campuses. It is a celebratory fair-like event that empowers students to recognize warning signs of depression or suicide, and de-stigmatizes asking for help.

Come through Usdan on February 25th from 11:30 to 2:30 to join in!

Date: Thursday, February 25
Time: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Place: Usdan


Daniel Pope ’16 writes in with information on WESupport group meetings:

Hello Wes! WESupport, the peer mental health student group, is offering three General Support groups this semester!

If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, depression, the pace of college life, loneliness, stress, relationships, or anything else, please come join us! Trained students facilitate, as well as participate, in the support groups. Groups will maintain a strict policy of confidentiality in order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all attendees. The groups will meet Mondays 7-8:15, Wednesdays 4:30-5:45, and Thursdays 7-8. All groups will be held in the Solarium on the 2nd floor of the Davison Health Center. They have started meeting, so come out if you are struggling with something and you need support from fellow Wesleyan students.

Find more information on this website.  If you have any questions, email WESupport[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

WESupport group meeting information:
Days and times: Mondays, 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm; Wednesdays 4:30 pm – 5:45 pm; Thursdays, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Solarium, Davison Health Center (2nd floor)