Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board (HCAB)

February 14, 2021
by Whitney Rigodon

The Art of Recovery – Spring 2021

The BMC Health & Wellness Center presents free virtual event for the Bryn Mawr College Community to celebrate National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, The Art of Recovery.

Looking at the visual art expressions of individuals in treatment for eating disorders can give us a profound window into their experiences. This digital slideshow will focus on common themes and motifs that show up in the art, with commentary and analysis provided by Sondra Rosenberg, ATR-BC, Renfrew’s Creative Arts Therapies Supervisor. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the various inner conflicts that give rise to disordered eating. There will also be a special guest appearance by a Renfrew alum who will speak about the role of creativity in their recovery process.

Friday, February 26, 2021
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (EST)
To register: Contact


February 8, 2021
by Kathy Zhang

Returning Students Workshop Series

2-3:30 p.m. on Fridays: Feb. 12, 19, 26, and March 5 (RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 11)

The Returning Students Workshop Series is a four-week support program for undergraduate students returning to BMC from a leave of absence. The workshops are also open to undergraduate students who have taken a leave in past semesters. Students enrolled in the program will attend four weekly workshops facilitated by Aury Garcia, Associate Director of Counseling Services, and Tonja Nixon, Assistant Dean of the Undergraduate College.  

These confidential workshops will serve as a space for sharing, receiving support, and learning helpful strategies. Themes to be explored may include:  

  • Range of feelings about coming back to campus
  • Internal and external pressure to succeed
  • Concerns about stigma or judgment
  • Perfectionism and/or feeling “behind”
  • Change of original college timeline
  • Changes in mindset, priorities, and/or interests upon re-entry
  • Additional support systems, within and outside the College

Attendance in all four sessions is highly encouraged.  

RSVP by Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 or 

December 4, 2020
by Jaclyn Lo

Structuring Your Time & Dealing with Relocation and Remote Learning (Counseling Center Groups, Fall 2020)

Check out two new groups that are being offered by the Counseling Center:

Drop-In Support for Structuring Your Time 

Facilitated by: Counseling Services Staff
Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Thursdays 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Fridays 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Need help structuring your days during these last few weeks of the semester? The counseling center is offering a drop-in space for folks to share feelings, challenges, and strategies related to organizing your time. This group will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays through the end of the semester. Students can register for this group through the Patient Portal:  Email with any questions.

Switching scenes – Dealing with Relocation and Remote Learning 

Most of you are completing the semester away from Bryn Mawr College. Moving away from campus is a big change and it’s likely bringing up all kinds of emotions. We’d like to create a space for students to come together virtually to talk about the impact of this recent change. What have some of the greatest challenges been so far? How have you coped with them? Please, join us for an hour-long confidential conversation on this topic, which will be co-facilitated by members of BMC Counseling Staff. You can choose from the following times: drop-in groups are being held on Wednesdays 12/9/20 and 12/16/20 from 11:30am to 12:30pm. A committed group, which will meet two times over the next two weeks, is being offered on Monday, December 7, 2020 and on December 14, 2020 from 2pm to 3pm. If you’d like to register for any of these groups, please contact Ania at


November 18, 2020
by Jaclyn Lo

Care Package Pick Up!

Care package pick up is available to the undergraduate student body.

Take care and all the best from the Health & Wellness Center Advisory Board!

Thurs. Nov. 19, 2020:

10-11am Campus Center Main Lounge

2-3pm Pem Arch

Please come in person if you can– we have 400+ care packs!

If you cannot pick up a care pack and would like one, fill out this form with your full name and BMC mailbox number by Thurs. Nov. 19th by 11:59pm. It will be left in your BMC mailbox for pick up.

November 15, 2020
by Lucy Miller

Sign up for My SSP!

My SSP: Free, confidential, 24/7 remote mental health & well-being support (call, messaging) for all BMC students

Available from anywhere in the world, through the winter break, and support in English, French, Spanish & Chinese

Access this service 24/7 via the My SSP app or by calling 1-844-451-9700

For tips on how to use this free service, here is a brief tutorial video. For those outside the U.S. and Canada, here is information on avoiding international dialing fees while using MySSP abroad. Information about use abroad can also be found in the app.


Link to download the app:


Google Play:

November 5, 2020
by Jaclyn Lo

Post-Election Day Discussion/Support Groups with Counseling Services

Post-Election Day Discussion/Support Groups with Counseling Services

BMC undergrad, post-bac, and grad students are welcomed to register for any and as many of the group slots below.

Weds, Nov 4, 11-Noon Facilitated by Reggie Jones & Aury Garcia

Thurs, Nov 5, 11:00-Noon Facilitated by Polly O’Keefe & Frances Berger

Friday, Nov 6, 11:30 -12:30pm Facilitated by Reggie Jones & Barbara Fenig

Friday, Nov 6, 4:00-5pm  Facilitated by Polly O’Keefe & Jonathan Colvson

Additional groups listed here:

October 16, 2020
by Jaclyn Lo

Announcing a NEW Student Support Program (My SSP)!

October 16th, 2020 – Reggie Jones, Associate Dean of Health and Wellness


Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce that we have collaborated with Morneau Shepell/My SSP to extend well-being and mental health support to BMC undergraduate, post-bac, and graduate students.
My SSP provides confidential 24/7 remote mental health and well-being support to all students via the MY SSP App.  Students are able to access self-directed digital content in addition to connecting with masters level counselors.  This program is offered at no cost to the student and aims to support your well-being and retention here at BMC.
My SSP can help address common concerns such as: 

  • Stress, worry, sadness, loneliness
  • Adapting to a new culture
  • Relationships with friends and family and much more

My SSP support is available:  

  • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via phone or chat
  • Multilingual support available

How can students access this support? 

  • Download the MySSP app: Apple App Store | Google Play
  • Students can also access the service 24/7 by calling 1-844-451-9700

Watch this short My SSP App Tutorial Video to learn more and check out the My SSP today!

If you have questions about this new support for students, please reach out to Polly O’Keefe (, Aury Garcia, ( or me (

Reggie Jones, LCSW, MSS, MLSP
Associate Dean of Health and Wellness

October 10, 2020
by Jaclyn Lo

Meet & Greet with the Health & Wellness Center

Get to know the Health & Wellness Center staff (virtually!) in a relaxed setting & review the services and resources offered and how to access them! Prizes for the top 3 Kahoot winners each session! Winners will have several options to choose from, including Joan’s a keeper body butter, body lotion and Blue Q Crew socks!

Two sessions are being held:

Monday, October 12th from 6:00-7:00 PM

Thursday, October 15th from 11:30-12:30 PM

Join the meeting using the link below (same link for both sessions!):

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Meeting ID: 941 7227 2434

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