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News for Spring 2014:

The Dinner Club: Happy Relationships Series

Want to find out what emotions, attitudes, and behaviors promote happy and healthy relationships? Join Goucher’s Student Health and Counseling Center’s four-part interactive program: The Dinner Club. Based on the work of Dr. John Gottman, author of The Seven Secrets for Making a Marriage Work, we’ll study couples’ habits to see what works (and what doesn’t) to help make your current and/or future relationships stronger and happier. Dinner will be served at each session. Discussion and a question-and-answer period will follow each session.

Session 1: Unsuccessful Couple Behaviors, Wednesday, Feb 19th 6PM-7:30PM, Gopher Hole

Session 2: Part 1: Successful Couple Behaviors, Wednesday, Feb 26th 6PM-7:30PM, Gopher Hole

Session 3: Part 2: Successful Couple Behaviors, Wednesday, Mar 5th 6PM-7:30PM, Gopher Hole

Session 4: Assertive Communications and Health Conflict Resolution, Wednesday, Mar 26th 6PM-7:30PM, Gopher Hole


GYT (Get Yourself Tested) Free & Anonymous HIV & STI Testing

Friday, February 21st 11:30AM-2:30PM, AND Thursday, April 17th 11:30AM-2:30PM

Heubeck Hall Health Center Lobby


The Eating Disorder Network of Maryland Presents: "Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder" Guest Speaker: Johanna Kandel

Kelley Lecture Hall Sunday, March 2nd 2PM-4PM

Johanna Kandel is a nationally recognized speaker, advocate, and author.

Learn how to:
- stop self-sabotage and sidestep triggers
- quiet the eating-disordered voice
- strengthen the health, positive voice
- overcome fear and embrace change
- stay motivated and keep moving forward

**This event is FREE and open to the general public**

"Johanna shares her inner world, and the struggle and triumph of her recovery process...." Wendy Oliver-Pyatt Centers

"With fierce enthusiasm, numerous insights, and boundless encouragement, Johanna carries the recovery torch high..." Anita Johnson (Author)

Safe Spring Break Send Off Wednesday, March 12th


Wellness Week April 12th-19th


Blood Drive Friday, April 18th 8AM-6PM

Volunteers Needed!

We need volunteers to:

- Help advertise before the event

- Help throughout the day of the blood drive

- Register donors at the event

- Give out snacks and drinks to donors after donating

Contact Roshelle Kades to sign up or ask questions:, (410) 769-5088


Chillax Monday, May 12th 11AM-2PM

Heubeck Lounge

Come enjoy activities including:

-          Massage

-          Acupuncture

-          Reiki

-          Yoga

-          Therapy dogs

The Happiness Group

Explore the science of happiness during this six-week program. Learn about current research on the topic, as well as tangible steps you can take to increase your happiness level right now, while making new friends and enjoying fun activities.


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Mental Health Awareness Film Festival

Goucher College's Student Health and Counseling Services is presenting a film festival to raise awareness about mental illness, addictions, and the benefits of positive psychology.


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Health and Counseling Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2013

Information on services and events at the Health Center this winter and spring.

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National Suicide Prevention Week

Goucher's Health and Counseling Services has planned events to increase awareness of suicide on college campuses and to educate the public on how to approach a person who may be experiencing emotional distress and/or thoughts of suicide. National Suicide Prevention Week will be held September 9-15 this year.

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What health supplies should I bring with me to college?

As you make preparations for college, it is important to remember your health.  We recommend that you consider bringing the following medicines and supplies that will help you stay well. 

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Healthy Apps for Blackberry and Droid

Download information on available Blackberry and Droid apps for healthy living.

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Self-Injury Brochure Available

Download this brochure for information and resources regarding self-injury.

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Health and Counseling Newsletter - Summer/Fall 2012

Updated information on things you should remember, as well as events going on at the Health Center. 

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Free HIV Testing

Health Center - Heubeck Hall.  Thursday, December 9th, 2010 Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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TBA in the Heubeck Lounge. Come de-stress before finals! [full story]

Lyme Disease
Lyme Disease is prevalent in our region.   Click to learn more about prevention, symptoms, and treatment. [full story]

Adjusting to the First Weeks of School

So by now, you’ve gotten into a nice rhythm – settling into your room, attending classes, and feeling like things are familiar rather than all strange and novel. You are meeting a lot of new people and are starting to immerse yourself into the Goucher community.

But what if…...

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Student Health Advisory Committee

The Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) is a group of dedicated students interested in health issues on the Goucher College campus.  Click here for more information about how to participate.

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