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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.

Male-Identified Survivors Lunch

male survivors lunchFrom Lex Spirtes ’17:

Interested in a support group? Share your ideas for creating more inclusive healing spaces for male-identified survivors over lunch!!

Rsvp by 12pm Thursday to Alysha Warren, awarren[at]wesleyan[dot]edu!

Date: Friday, February 10
Time: 12:15-1:15 PM

Bystander Intervention Training

Nikita Ragjopal ’17 writes in:

Become an active bystander by registering for Wesleyan’s bystander intervention training! Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others. Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively. The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention. The next training is Monday, September 19, 2016. Register here!

Date: Monday, September 19
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: TBA; participants will receive instructions after signing up

The Outlast Project

The Outlast Project PosterFrom Michelle Fisher ’19:

Join poet-activist Rachel McKibbens for an interactive poetry event and healing arts movement designed to empower survivors of sexual assault. Following the poetry performance, there will be an art therapy and writing workshop where survivors are invited to contribute to an ongoing cross-country poem & art installation, praising their own brilliant & immutable voices.

You can read more about Rachel and the project here.

The event is open to survivors of sexual violence and all who want to help make Wes a true community of care.

The Outlast Project is being presented in conjunction with WesWell’s Sexual Health Awareness Week. Be sure to check out their other events!

Brought to you by WestCo, WeSlam, ASHA, and WesWell

Facebook Event

Date: Thursday, April 21
Time: 4:15-6:15 PM
Place: WestCo Cafe


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

Sexpress Yourself!


From Brenna Tharnstrom ’16:

Come to Usdan this Saturday from 8pm-12am to SexPress Yourself with SALD and WesWell!

Babeland will open the night hosting one of their amazing workshops!

All night there will be an awesome and pleasurable sexual health carnival! The first 50 attendees will receive a free sex toy! But if you miss that mark, you can always participate in the activities at all the different tables, and enter a raffle to pick a fancy sex toy of your choosing!

Let’s have fun and learn some sexciting new stuff!

Date: Saturday, November 14th
Time: 8pm-12am

Callous Costumes

92260522744695068957From Aimee Wilkerson ’17 and Brenna Tharnstrom ’16:

Come join WesDEF, SALD, and WesWell for a conversation about dressing up, respect, and Halloween at Wesleyan! Come to this workshop to learn more about how to craft an appropriate costume and explore why certain costumes are offensive and unacceptable in our community. Let’s create and intentional and fun Halloween at Wesleyan!

Date: Wednesday, October 21
Time: 6 – 7 PM
Place: Usdan 110
Cost: Free!

Recovery Networking Lunch

WesWell writes in:

An informal lunch meeting where members of the Wesleyan community who are either in or seeking recovery can come together and share their experience, strength, and hope in order to support one another.

Note: This is a closed lunch, only for those in or seeking recovery from alcohol and other drugs.

RSVP to recovery[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for location.

Date: Friday, October 9
Time: 12-1PM
Place: RSVP to find out!

Sex the Sex with WeSex

condomsFrom the folks at WesWell:

Come talk sex with the Peer Health Advocates! We’ll be sharing a ton of information on how to create safer and healthier sexual relationships, and you’ll even get some safer sex supplies to take home (if you want)! Get pumped! Bring a friend!

Date: Sunday, September 13
Time: 7-9 PM
Place: Usdan 108

Sexual Health Week

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From WesWell comes this announcement:

Check out all of the sexy events during Sexual Health Week (April 20-24)!  Brought to you by WesWell & your friendly Peer Health Advocates!

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