IUB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS, http://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/, call 812. 855.5711 to schedule an appointment. First two sessions in a given term are already covered by your student fees at no additional cost!
IUB Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS, https://healthcenter.indiana.edu/counseling/Sexual-Assault-Crisis-Service.shtml: the SACS team can be reached 24/7/365 at 812-855-8900. All SACS services, including counseling, are free.
Strategies To Manage Finals Stress
Read this article, then drop in at CAPS for FREE Mindfulness sessions (see below) or try FREE apps like Breathe2Relax and Calm! https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/psychiatry-the-people/201901/how-yoga-and-breathing-help-the-brain-unwind
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: (awareness month color is teal)
Break the Silence, End the Violence.
- 1 in 5 women and 1 in 33 men will be sexually assaulted during college.
- Among women who were sexually assaulted, 80-90% knew their perpetrator.
- It is helpful to tell a survivor explicitly, “I believe you”. It’s often unhelpful to ask survivors why they made certain choices (e.g., “Why did you leave the party with him/her?”)
The Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS) at IU Health Center is sponsoring THE CLOSELINE PROJECT T-SHIRT DISPLAY. The Clothesline Project shines a light on the prevalence of sexual violence and honors victims and survivors. It gives power back to those who have experienced violence, educates our campus and breaks the silence surrounding sexual violence. It gives survivors a sense of support, knowing they are not alone in their experiences. Lastly, it encourages students, staff, faculty, and community members to engage in social justice activism. T-shirts will be displayed April 24 & 25, 10am-3pm & April 26, 10am-12pm on the IU Health Center front lawn.
FREE “Let’s Talk Now” Consultations
“Let’s Talk Now” offers free and confidential informal conversations with an emphasis on self-understanding and finding solutions to your problems. Just walk-in for consultations at Eigenmann Hall, Hudson and Holland & LGBTQ+ Culture Center on these days and times: www.go.iu.edu/letstalk
FREE Workshop on Grief & Loss
April 1 & April 29, 2:00 – 3:00pm @ CAPS, 4th Floor, IU Health Center
Are you grieving the loss of a family member, a friend, a partner or anyone else whose death is affecting you? Whether your loss was recent or years ago, this workshop will provide information on the unique challenges of grief, support through the grief process, opportunity to connect with others experiencing a similar loss & a space to work through the pain of grief. For more info, call Kellen Fox, MS, LMHC at (812) 855-5711.
Free Mindfulness Sessions:
FREE drop-in workshops at IU Health Center, 4th Floor! Mondays and Tuesdays 10:00-10:45am & Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-2:45pm. Dr. Carolyn Lee will lead you through a Mindfulness exercise, a research-based strategy to help reduce anxiety, improve concentration, regulate emotion, and much more. Bring a friend!
FREE Online Workshops (Web Wednesdays):
Join CAPS counselor Kellen Fox, LMHC for FREE interactive discussions & activities to help you be more successful at IU! Go to https://iu.zoom.us/meeting/541962473 or download the Zoom cloud meeting app & enter ID# 541-962-473.
Stress Management – April 3 @11:00am
Feeling overwhelmed with life? We can help you de-stress!
Time Management & Study Skills – April 10 @ 11:00am
Learn how to study smarter, not harder, and how to manage your time so you can still have fun!
Sleep – April 17 @ 11:00am
Log on and learn some helpful tips on getting better sleep!
Finals Prep – April 24 & May 1 @ 11:00am
Stressed out about finals? Log on for helpful tips on test, anxiety, studying, and more!
FREE Drop-In Workshops (Monday Motivators):
Drop in for FREE workshops to boost your success at IU! Located at Wells Library room E159 (enter East tower & immediately turn left – room E159 is behind the Information Desk).
- Help Me Sleep – April 8, @ 4:00pm
Can’t fall asleep? Waking up tried? We can help you sleep better! Improved sleep increases your concentration and learning, and balances your mood. Dr. Chris Meno will help you find ways to change the way you sleep.
- Know Your Emotions Inside Out- April 22, @ 4:00pm
Do you ever wonder what your emotions might be trying to tell you? This workshop with Enrique Silva, M.A. will encourage you to tune into your emotions using the lens of Disney & Pixar’s animated feature “Inside Out,” and find out how to start using emotions to guide values, decision making, and relationships.