Wesleyan Resilience Project

We would like to encourage you to be a part of the Wesleyan Resilience Project. The mission is to create an opportunity to reflect, understand and creatively engage regarding issues of failure and resilience. Sharing these narratives enables us to rethink success and grow from one another.  We would love anonymous stories of how you grew from a difficult moment and we will then collect them together and put them on a website for others to look to when they’re in a similar situation.

MINDS Day: Inaugural Event 3/30

MINDS Day: Inaugural Event
Saturday, March 30th
10:00 AM to 2 PM
Daniel Family Commons

Indian food will be provided for lunch!

Speakers:

Alpert Powers, MD, PhD, from Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
Jennifer T. D’Andrea, PhD, from Counseling and Psychological Services
Tamann Rahman, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from Counseling and Psychological Services
Rabbi David, from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will lead a session on mindfulness practice

This coming Saturday, the Wesleyan Chapter of the MINDS Foundation, a student-run mental health activism group, will be hosting their first-ever campus wide event, MINDS Day. We will have a wide variety of speakers who will speak on topics related to mental health.  Come support!

Are You Interested in Getting Paid to Teach High Schoolers About Sex?

ASHA is seeking applicants for 5 work-study eligible teachers. We believe that providing compensation for the work that we do is essential to creating a more equitable organization. If you feel as though any part of your identity is underrepresented in reproductive health or reproductive rights activism, we encourage you to apply.

If you would like to apply for a position with us, please do so by filling out this application. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE DUE BY WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH. You MUST be work-study in order to be considered for this position. All accepted teachers will receive a stipend of $150 for the spring semester and must attend our teacher training sessions on March 2nd and March 3rd. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to Rebecca Goldfarb Terry or Jessica Brandon at asha.wesleyan@gmail.com.

Have a Question About Alcohol or Drugs? Need Support?


Happy Spring Semester everyone! I want to remind students that my office is a resource for alcohol and other drug issues on campus.

I’m interested in speaking with any students who are worried about alcohol or other drug use (their own or their peers’) and anyone seeking information about the effect of substances on the body or mind. I am also happy to meet with students who have questions about the signs of addiction as well as anyone needing support for establishing or maintaining a sober life on Wesleyan’s campus.

All meetings are private and provided using a nonjudgmental and conversational approach.  Meetings are for the purpose of both education and support. During appointments I use an evidence based set of tools called motivational interviewing to help students evaluate for themselves the pros and cons of their current substance use patterns.  To set an appointment students can email me at pmulready@wesleyan.edu. I am on campus Tuesdays and Thursdays and every other Friday.

Pamela Mulready, MS, LPC, LADC
Alcohol and Other Drug Specialist, WesWell
Wesleyan University, Davison Health Center
860.685.3027 (Direct) 860.685.2470 (Main)
860.685.2471 (fax) wesleyan.edu/weswell
pmulready@wesleyan.edu

Resilience Retreat

Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 6.01.54 PMAre you yearning to feel more grounded, capable, and confident?  We invite you to participate in an off-campus, all-expense paid, interfaith weekend retreat from Friday to Sunday (Nov 11 to 13) at Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon, CT.  We hope to help you enjoy increased resiliency by discovering and cultivating your own inner strength and peace.  During this program, we will discuss key components of resilience, identify individual areas of strength and potential growth, learn specific tools and practices that can help us become more resilient, and reflect on the role of our faith/spirituality.  Space is limited! Register here.

Apply to be a Peer Health Advocate

image001The Peer Health Advocates (PHA) are the student voice of WesWELL’s health education outreach efforts and integral to the development and implementation of those efforts.

Involvement in the group is intended to impact your own understanding and behaviors around health as well as educate and promote health to the entire Wesleyan community.

We welcome students with interest in all health topics who wish to have a positive impact on the well-being of Wesleyan to apply to be a PHA.

Please visit the WesWell website for more information and to apply.

For more information, please contact

Emily Pagano, MS
(she, her pronouns)
Health Education Specialist, WesWell
Office Located in Davidson Health Center
860-685-4673/epagano@wesleyan.edu