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Impact of COVID-19 on Student Health and Wellness

During the March 18 virtual town hall meeting, University President Thomas Katsouleas indicated that our main focus continues to be protecting all individual and population health, but there is now a shift to reducing the University mission as much as possible except for critical activities.

As Student Health and Wellness adjusts to this shift, please visit the links for each of our areas to check availability of services and programs.

Student Health and Wellness

Whether your goal is to improve your health, stay fit, find support, or feel better, the Student Health and Wellness team is here to help and empower you. Our services and programs are designed to promote a healthy lifestyle during your time at college and for years to come.

To request a presentation, program, or interview, please click here. Please keep in mind we will not be conducting any in person programming at this time, and that some programs may not be available virtually.

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Medical Care

Sick or injured? Need an annual exam, allergy shots, or immunizations? Do you have another medical need? Our team of physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered dietitians, and other college health specialists is here for you.

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Mental Health

Our team of mental health professionals understands the complexities of student life and provides an open, safe, and confidential environment to help you through issues that may interfere with your well-being and academic productivity.

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Pharmacy

Our on-campus pharmacy carries a large selection of prescription and over-the-counter medications and medical supplies. Our registered pharmacists collaborate with your healthcare professionals to provide you with the right medication and clear instructions for use.

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Health Promotion

Our health promotion team engages the campus community in creating a culture of health at UConn. We provide educational programs and resources on priority student health topics such as stress management, alcohol and other drugs, sleep, and sexual health; as well as bring together students, staff and faculty to co-create a healthy campus through our Wellness Coalition.

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Thought about cutting back on your cannabis use? Now is a great time to start!

For a helpful day-by-day guide, check out: uvm.edu/health/t-break-guide-help-support-you-cannabis-tolerance-break

#uconn #uconnnation #cannabis #tolerance #break #smoking #weed
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It’s important to follow and practice these helpful tips from @cdcgov
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Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of #COVID19.
• Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds
• Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces
• Stay home if you’re sick
• Avoid touching your face

Learn more about staying safe and healthy at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus. #CDC #PublicHealth #FlattenTheCurve
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Join us today and every Wednesday at 4pm for our virtual wellness program series
Todays topic is how to reduce stress, especially in a time like this.
Our interactive program will show you 9 different techniques to reduce stress in 5 minutes or less

Join us here: zoom.us/j/6564422141

#uconn #uconnnation #wellnesswednesday #stress #mentalhealth #wellbeing
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If you are experiencing respiratory virus symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, please cal first

Call 860-486-4700 and select option 1, then option 2

#uconn #uconnnation #medicalcare #telehealth #covid19
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Journaling 📝our thoughts and feelings, especially about things that trouble us, can help reduce our stress and anxiety, along with helping us work through problems and increase self-awareness

Using pen 🖋️& 📜 paper (as opposed to typing) has been shown to achieve better results

Take a break from your screens and try it out for yourself tonight!

#uconn #uconnnation #journaling #mentalhealth #stress #anxiety
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Join us and fellow students in recovery for our online weekly All Recovery meetings every Wednesday and Friday

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/899951707?pwd=eE5hdlpiVUI2cUF4eHMvUHJQT3RoQT09

Meeting ID: 899 951 707
Password: URCmeeting

#uconn #urc #studenthealth #welearngrowrecover #recovery
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Please join Nishelli Ahmed of Student Health and Wellness with the Benton Museum of Art today at 6pm on Zoom for a virtual mindful meditation

Join Zoom Meeting:
zoom.us/j/9100335660

Meeting ID: 910 033 5660

#uconn #uconnnation #meditationmonday #bentonmuseum #mentalhealth
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Today is a beautiful day! 🌞

Take advantage of this weather by taking a walk in the mid-afternoon or right after lunch. This will help raise your energy level for the rest of the day and to ease the mind and give your mind a refresher 🌻

#uconn #sunshine #feelgoodfriday #mentalhealth #walk #fridaymood
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Our Mental Health services will be moving to exclusively online or phone platforms. Our goal is to make sure that students have the support and resources they need. The office has moved primarily to same day consultation appointments for students reaching out for support to help assess needs

We will continue to be available for crisis assessment 24/7 through the end of the semester. To schedule an appointment, call the office at 860-486-4705

#uconn #uconnnation #mentalhealth #virtual #online #therapy
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During this challenging time @sanvellohealth is a virtual place you can go to for on-demand help for stress and anxiety, to feel better and to meaningfully connect with others. They are now offering free premium access for everyone!
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As the coronavirus shifts our daily routines, it's important to protect our mental health. Doing these 5 simple things every day can make a big difference in your mood and well-being. Give it a try.💚
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Join your fellow students in recovery for online meetings every Wednesday and Friday at 12 noon EST through the end of the semester.
Join us now! 👇
us04web.zoom.us/j/899951707?pwd=eE5hdlpiVUI2cUF4eHMvUHJQT3RoQT09&status=success

#uconn #urc #studenthealth #welearngrowrecover #uconnrecoverycommunity
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We are continuing Meditation Mondays with the Benton (Virtually)! Please join Nishelli Ahmed of Student Health and Wellness with the Benton Museum of Art TONIGHT at 6pm on Zoom for a guided meditation ☯️ To Join Zoom Meeting​ copy and paste this link into your browser: zoom.us/j/837343536​​ Meeting ID: 837 343 536​

#uconn #uconnnation #meditationmonday #mindfulmonday #meditation #benton #museum
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How are you keeping busy while social distancing?

Comment below!

#uconn #uconnnation #socialdistancing #springbreak #health #wellness
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Breathe in, breathe out... We’re in this together.
#uconn #uconnnation #bewell #feelwell #dowell
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Breathe. You've got this.
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Looking for recovery meetings? Check out these links to help in the meantime.

intherooms.com/home/category/community-and-meetings/
zoom.us/j/328951750

#uconn #uconnnation #recovery #meetings #online
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Is the COVID-19 pandemic causing you to feel stressed & overwhelmed?
Download some of these helpful apps
Remember: the best way to care for your loved ones is to take care of YOU first!
#uconn #uconnhuskies #uconnnation #health #wellness #mentalhealth #selfcare #mindandbody
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Happy St. Patty's Day! ☘️🍀 Here are some helpful tips to keep you healthy during the holiday

#uconn #uconnnation #stpatricksday #health #wellness
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We are canceling Pet Therapy until further notice 😿

But... here are some other ways to help unwind with some furry friends!
Check out the links below:
@boopmynose
nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam

explore.org/livecams/dog-bless-you/service-puppy-cam

#uconn #uconnnation #pettherapy #dogs #pets
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Please note that Student Health and Wellness is a separate business entity from UConn Health located in downtown Storrs. Services provided by UConn Health may not be covered by the student’s insurance. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Be Well. Feel Well. Do Well.