Latest Vlog Post from Dr. Visalli: Returning to College During a Pandemic/ Taking Care of Your Mental Health

As we get closer to the end of summer, many folks are making the difficult decision whether or not they will return to their University, engage in online courses remotely, or take some time off. I hope to share some tools for navigating your mental health during this difficult time, as well as NORMALIZE ALL THE FEELINGS that are coming up for you. It can feel like a whirlwind- maybe one day you feel confident, the next you feel scared and confused. As we navigate this difficult period, I hope that we can continue to find people to lean on and offer support. Check this video out for some ideas. 🙂

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Postdoctoral Fellow, Counseling and Psychological Services

Wesleyan University
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CAPS Webinar: Navigating Long-Distance Relationships

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Relationships are hard and this pandemic seems to be making them harder. Want to learn more about tips and tricks to help navigate and maintain your relationships at this time? Join clinical psychology extern, Elena Cela, in a Zoom webinar where she will discuss all of this and more.

Topic: Navigating Long-Distance Relationships
Time: May 4, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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CAPS Webinar: Reversing Your Procrastination – 5/1

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Why do we procrastinate and what can we do about it? Join CAPS clinical psychology extern Kayla Kleinman for a webinar filled with tips to help you stop putting off your work – just in time for finals! Learn about strategies like increasing the information you have about the task at hand, outlining the steps required, making the task more novel, creating an environment that’s conducive to getting work done, managing anxiety, and more!

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CAPS Webinar: Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing – 4/27

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Are you having difficulty coping with social distancing? This webinar was designed to provide you with skills to navigate the current pandemic. The information provided in this presentation was selected based on its effectiveness in helping people to manage crises . You will learn how to identify when you are in a crisis and what you can do about it. You will gain tools to help you cope with distressing thoughts, change your body chemistry, and deal with intense emotions . To guide you in creating a life worth living, these activities will also focus on helping you to tolerate distress , to change what is in your control, and to accept what you cannot change . If you are interested, please join CAPS advanced clinical psychology extern and community mental health provider Katie Burns.

Topic: Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing
Time: Apr 27, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 970 7591 6950
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Services for New Week and Beyond 3/20

Dear Students,

As we all struggle to get used to Wesleyan in a distance-learning mode, we in Student Affairs wanted to provide you with an online resource guide detailing services and supports that will still be available regardless of whether you are near or far in the coming weeks.

Wishing you safe travels, good health and successful transitions.  As always, let us know how we can help.  Go Wes!

Warmly,

Dean Mike

 

Grief Support Circle Today – Tuesday, 1/28

Grief Support Circle: Dani Jewell-Tyrcha

In light of Dani Jewell-Tyrcha’s recent death, a support circle is being offered where students can gather to process, grieve, reflect, and be in solidarity with one another today, Tuesday, 1/28, at 5pm in the ORSL Lounge at 169 High Street, second floor.

The circle will be facilitated by staff from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Counseling and Psychological Services.

Rabbi David Leipziger Teva

Senate Confirmation Vote: Student-Centered Gathering for Support & Solidarity — Monday at 7 p.m.

 

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Senate Confirmation Vote:  Student-Centered Gathering for Support and Solidarity

We invite you to gather as we hold space for anyone looking for a supportive and affirming space  to process, vent, be heard, or collaborate.

Monday (10/8)    7:00-8:15pm     Downy House Lounge  249 High St.

Co-sponsored by WSA, Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA), Survivor Advocacy and Community Education (SACE) Office, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Counseling and Psychological Services.

Final Bystander Training of the year — 4/28; register by 4/26

Become an active bystander!   Register for We Speak We Stand training!

Saturday, ​April 28   1-4pm ​Usdan 108

Empowered bystanders create a safer campus 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 tomove from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks:

sexual violence prevention and alcohol education and intervention.

Register Here at least 48 hours in advance of training date.  Snacks provided!