Tag: Counseling and Health

Free QPR gatekeeper training for suicide prevention

Interested faculty, staff and students are invited to take part in QPR Gatekeeper Training for Suicide Prevention from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 1) in Alumni A/B of the University Union. Organizers say one hour of your time might help you save a life. “QPR” stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer,” and draws a parallel to CPR in that people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to help someone find the help they may need. The program emphasizes:
1) Recognize the warning signs of suicide;
2) Offer hope; and
3) Help that person find the help they need.
For more information, contact Greg Smith, senior counselor, at
or (920) 465-2380. Pre-registration is not required.

Wellness Committee plans ‘Lunch and Learn’ session on mindfulness

Already distributed campuswide, but repeated here for the record: The UW-Green Bay Wellness Committee is hosting a Lunch and Learn program from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in University Union Room 103. Feel free to bring your lunch. The speaker is Lissa Balison, MSE, LPC, and counselor with the Counseling and Health Center. Her topic is “Mindfulness” — defined as deliberately paying attention to whatever you are doing, right now. Think mindless eating and other activities, and you can see the tie-in to personal health. Questions? Contact hr@uwgb.edu.

Free QPR Gatekeeper training for suicide prevention

Open to all faculty, staff and students is a one-hour training to help participants recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer the person hope and help the person find the help they need. The training is scheduled for noon next Tuesday (Feb. 19) in Phoenix Room A. QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer. Just as people trained in CPR help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn life-saving strategies of a different kind. For additional information, contact Greg Smith at smithg@uwgb.edu or 465-2380.

‘Human Mosaic’ enters 8th year with spring brochure online

UW-Green Bay’s “Human Mosaic” series returns in calendar year 2013 with another dynamic array of programs. This time, the brochure is online through the Residence Life and American Intercultural Center home pages, which will save on printing costs and also make certain the information you access will be the most up-to-date available even with late schedule changes. Organizers say “Mosaic” promotes a wide array of campuswide diversity programs in a way they hope appeals to UW-Green Bay students, staff and faculty. The series examine various forms of diversity, including ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, and ageism, in several different formats, with speakers, panel discussions, conferences, book discussions, entertainment, and a cultural celebration. “The goal, of course, is to draw students — whose needs and interests are wide-ranging — to learning opportunities that will expand their understanding of people, particularly people who are unlike them. The program schedule includes both new and traditional events.” Review and download the Spring 2013 Human Mosaic brochure.

Willems invites participation, dialog on ‘Mosaic’ events
Jeff Willems of Residence Life is chair of the Campus Life Diversity Task Force and one of the primary staff members coordinating “Human Mosaic.” He shares the following message, and requests:

“Please take a few moments to read through the Spring 2013 brochure. Would any of these programs complement the work students will be doing in your courses? If so, would you consider encouraging participation, offering extra credit for attending, or substituting one of these programs for a class session? With prior notice, we would be happy to provide you with a list of students from your class(es) who attend a given program. Planning for the Fall schedule will be underway shortly. So please let us know what you would like to see or what you can offer. All of the offices that make up Campus Life (the American Intercultural Center, Counseling & Health, Residence Life, and Student Life) are happy to work with you in any way we can to enhance student learning at UW-Green Bay. If you have questions about any of the programs in the brochure or mentioned above, please contact me at the Office of Residence Life at 920-465-2962 or willemsj@uwgb.edu.”

Missed your flu shot? Call Counseling and Health, and they’ll take care of you

Although they dispensed more than 130 Flu Shots during the clinics last week, they still have flu shots available. If you missed the clinic and would still like a flu shot, call the Counseling and Health Center at 2380 to set up an appointment. Cost is $20.00 for faculty/staff and $15.00 for students.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance will meet Thursdays on campus

A support group for people with depression/bipolar disorder is being started on campus. The support group will be associated with the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) of Brown County. DBSA support groups are peer led and provide the kind of sharing and caring that is crucial for a lifetime of wellness.

DBSA support groups:
• Give you the opportunity to reach out to others and benefit from the experience of those who have “been there.”
• Motivate you to follow your treatment plan.
• Help you understand that a mood disorder does not define who you are.
• Help you rediscover strengths and humor you may have thought you had lost.
• Provide a forum for mutual acceptance, understanding and self-discovery.

Meetings will be weekly on Thursdays at 6 p.m. in MAC Hall 301 (Vista Room) starting this week (Sept. 13). For additional information contact staff member Greg Smith at the Counseling and Health Center 465-2380.

Last call: 33 doses of flu vaccine remaining

According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu season usually peaks in January and February and the best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated. The vaccine protects against the three viruses that research indicates will be the most common this season. As of last report, the Counseling and Health Center had about three-dozen units remaining; call them today at (920) 465-2380 to set up an appointment. Cost for the vaccine is $15 for students and $20 for staff.