Extreme heat and humidity are in the forecast for Madison this week.
Archives for April 2016
UHS Suicide Prevention Coordinator honored by NAMI Wisconsin Training teaches first-year students how to respond to a peer in distress Valerie Donovan, suicide prevention coordinator at University Health Services (UHS), received the 2016 Community Service Program of the Year Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness Wisconsin for her work on the campus suicide […]
At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, most Badgers know that there are certain jokes that cross the line. Regardless, many of us still go along with the sexist, homophobic, gender-based, or otherwise derogatory jokes that people around us make, most often for reasons of social preservation. While it is important to know how to intervene and […]
Supporting Native survivors of sexual violenceOn April 13 & 14, Amanda Watson of the Minnesota Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition presented campus workshops and met with Native students to examine both the prevalence of sexual violence against Native women as well as effective strategies to prevent violence before it happens. Her visit to campus was hosted […]
Consent is a free and clearly given “yes,” not the absence of a “no.” For a lot of us, we know what consent looks and feels like. The communication of a “yes” or a “no” can take its form in many different ways, and they all do not necessarily have to be expressed verbally. For […]
This semester, our campus has seen acts of hate and discrimination on the basis of race, religion, class, gender, and ethnicity. These incidents should not tolerated on our campus — UW-Madison should be an environment where everyone can feel like a safe and respected member of the campus community. We acknowledge the feelings students may […]
Dantrell Cotton, a University Health Services (UHS) Health Equity Assistant, recently received a Graduate Student Peer Mentor Award.
Have you ever been in a situation where you noticed something risky happening and you felt someone should do something? Did you act or intervene? Why or why not? In these situations, we are bystanders. A bystander is someone who observes a behavior that could lead to harm. They are not directly involved but have […]
In preparation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), I have been reflecting on what it means to me to be a man in anti-violence work. Exploring my masculine identity has been particularly salient and humbling for me this semester, as I have co-taught a group of fraternity men in the course, Greek Men for Violence […]
STI awareness: Protecting your parts and your partners’ partsApril is Sexually Transmitted Infection Awareness Month, and look no further than University Health Services (UHS) for answers to your burning STI questions. People ages 15 to 24 who have sex are at the greatest risk for contracting an STI.The Sexual Health Clinic at UHS provides screening, […]
Most of us turn to some form of caffeine—whether it be in coffee, tea, or soda—for a quick boost when we’re lagging in energy. In moderate amounts, caffeine can help to decrease drowsiness and improve focus. But when caffeine is over-consumed or mixed with alcohol, the effects on the body can be anything but uplifting. […]