Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board (HCAB)

January 19, 2022
by Jaclyn Lo
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Updated COVID-19 Policies

Masks are now required in all spaces in the dorm. This includes hallways, common rooms, etc. Exceptions include eating, brushing teeth, etc.

Your HA should have distributed two surgical masks per person to each room. If you have not received these please reach out to your individual HA.

Please make sure to get tested and follow the testing guidelines stated by Dean Walters.

As stated in Dean Walters email, if you need any financial assistance with covering the cost of facemasks reach out to the Deans’ office.

(policies as of 1/13/2022)

Review the Spring 2022 Guidelines and Mitigation Plan at: https://www.brynmawr.edu/coronavirus/spring-2022-guidelines-and-mitigation-plan

January 19, 2022
by Jaclyn Lo
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Health & Wellness Center Is Virtual This Week

The Health & Wellness Center is virtual this week.
Medical and counseling services will be virtual visits only from Jan. 18-23. The Health & Wellness Center is preparing and settling into their new space in the Health & Wellness Center.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Please call 610-526-7360 to schedule an appointment.

After hours, students should call Team Health for non-emergency medical or covid advice at 610-517-4921.  As always, students should call Campus Safety at610-526-7911 if they are experiencing a medical emergency on campus.

November 2, 2021
by Lana Giha
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Debrief of Meet & Greet with Health & Wellness Center

On November 1st we hosted a Meet & Greet with the Health & Wellness Center. During the event we talked about COVID-19 resources, support groups through the Counseling Center, and a plethora of other resources. If you couldn’t attend, we missed you but you’re also in luck because a link to the slides from the event are posted below! Feel free to contact us on Instagram or email us at bmc.hcab@gmail.com and jlo@brynmawr.edu with any questions!

Presentation Slides (Fall 2021): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1R5L0qY21L0sTadJ41FvnY8z99blEKZNilGlr4tvs91E/edit?usp=sharing

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Keynote Workshop: Active Minds V-A-R Workshop

2021 Keynote Workshop – Active Minds V-A-R:

Friday, April 23 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM EST, open to BMC community!

Presented by: Active Minds’ Chief Program Officer, Laura Horne, and Senior Manager of Health Equity, Tanya Bass

Hosted by: Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board (HCAB)

Attendees will receive a certificate for their participation in the workshop!

Interested in watching the recording? Email jlo@brynmawr.edu!

Click Here to Register for the Keynote Workshop!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Active Minds’ Chief Program Officer, Laura Horne, and Senior Manager of Health Equity, Tanya Bass, will be hosting a workshop with a focus on Active Minds’ V-A-R tool as well as LGBTQ+, gender, and equity-related topics. Attendees will participate in a workshop to train them on the V-A-R conversation model and will receive a certificate afterward.

Validate, Appreciate, Refer® are three easy-to-use steps that provide a path to listening and responding in a helpful way. V-A-R conversations can take many forms — phone, in-person, text message, video call. No matter the format, what matters most is being there and showing that you care. V-A-R helps us know what to say in those moments. A conversation that includes the elements of Validate, Appreciate, Refer is one that allows you to actively listen to someone you care about and support them in meaningful ways.

Check out the Active Minds website: https://www.activeminds.org/about-mental-health/var/

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Keynote Speaker: Dior Vargas Keynote Speaker + Q&A

2021 Keynote Speaker – Dior Vargas:

Wednesday, April 21 from 7-8PM EST, open to BMC community!

Presented by: Dior Vargas, MS, MPH, CNP

Hosted by: Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board (HCAB)

Interested in watching the recording? Email jlo@brynmawr.edu!

Click Here to Register for the Keynote Speaker Event!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Dior Vargas, MS, MPH, CNP is a Queer Latina Feminist Mental Health Activist and the creator of the People of Color and Mental Illness Photo Project, a response to the invisibility of Black Indigenous People of Color in the media representation of mental illness. She is also the editor of The Color of My Mind, a photo essay book based on the photo project.

Dior is the recipient of numerous awards, including the White House Champion of Change for Disability Advocacy Across Generations under the Obama Administration, the 2015 Alternatives Conference Cookie Grant and Bill Compton LGBTQI Leadership Award, a 2017 Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame Inductee, and a 2020 Diversability D-30 Disability Impact List Honoree.

Dior tours the country delivering keynotes, hosting workshops, and speaking on panels, and her work and insight have been covered in media outlets such as The New York Times, Forbes, Newsweek, and NBC News Latino. Dior has a BA in the Study of Women and Gender from Smith College, an MS in Publishing from Pace University, and an MPH from New York University. She is a native New Yorker and currently lives in New York City.

Check out Dior’s website for more information: https://www.diorvargas.com

April 17, 2021
by Jaclyn Lo
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WEW2021: Combating Procrastination Workshop

Thursday, April 22, 7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

Hosted by: Clara Chamorro ’22, Anna Hsu ’22, and Aanandi Murlidharan ’23 (Writing Center Tutors)

Do you find yourself always procrastinating on your essays? Got a five-page paper due tomorrow that you haven’t started? If so, then this workshop is just for you! Join Writing Center tutors in a workshop that will give you tips and tricks to combat procrastination and zoom through that paper!

During this workshop, we will explore about myths about procrastination, the reasons behind procrastination, and some tips and tricks for combating procrastination while writing.

Click here to register for the Zoom workshop.