Your Health

UHS is holding workshops to help support you

Stressed? Having trouble adjusting? Feel like you never have enough time? UHS wants to help. They’re hosting a series of student success workshops on test anxiety, adjusting to college and making the most of your time. Attend one, two or all three of the sessions.

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There’s still time to get your free flu shot!

Protect yourself and others by preventing the flu from spreading! If you haven’t gotten your free flu shot, there are two flu shot clinics left. The next one is this Friday from noon to 3 p.m. at the Health Sciences Learning Center. But if you can’t make the clinic, make an appointment with UHS — the vaccination will still be free.

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Domestic/Dating Violence Awareness Month events

October is Domestic/Dating Violence Awareness Month, and a variety of events are planned. UHS Violence Prevention & Survivor Services is dedicated to preventing violence before it happens and helping address the needs of victims after it happens.

 

Introducing: New online mental health resource

UHS is now offering an online, self-guided, interactive treatment option called SilverCloud. Available to all students, faculty and staff, the program has 40-minute online modules that are available 24 hours a day. Students can choose to get help in four main areas: depression, anxiety, stress and body image.

Group wants recovering students to ‘Live Free’ of stigma

One UW-Madison student organization is working to build a community free of the social pressures associated with alcohol and other drugs. Live Free is a community of students interested in ending the stigma around addiction and substance abuse.

September: Suicide Prevention Month at UW-Madison

September is globally recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Read and sign the UW-Madison Pledge to be Stigma Free, sign up for a suicide prevention training and check out the full list of suicide prevention events and activities on campus. Help campus engage this important issue.

 

UHS Mental Health Services now just a phone call away

If you’re new to UHS Mental Health Services, your first consultation will now be over the phone. During the 20-minute Access Consultation phone screening, students will talk to a specialist who will connect students with the services they need, whether that be meeting with a counselor, group therapy or off campus resources.

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Don’t think you need health insurance as a student? Think again.

UHS isn’t open evenings and weekends and does not provide emergency care, hospitalization, or specialty care for complex problems — meaning it’s not a substitute for health insurance. Plus your parents’ health insurance might not provide the coverage you thought. Find out more about SHIP, the UW-Madison Student Health Insurance Plan.

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Incoming students to take new violence prevention program

Beginning August 1, first-year and incoming transfer students will participate in a new online training called U Got This! that targets sexual assault and dating violence. The new program replaces the Tonight program, which UW-Madison has used since 2013.

If you plan to take a dip, follow these safe swimming tips

While swimming is a great way to enjoy the blissful summer months, it is important to recognize the dangers that swimming can pose if done unsafely. Keep it safe and fun by using this guide to learn how to prevent, recognize, and respond to drowning.