Wellness Resources

Staying Healthy is Mostly Common Sense

  • Use good hand washing practices.
  • Do not eat or drink after others.
  • Prevent overexertion. Get adequate rest and sleep at least 6-8 hours each night.
  • Exercise at least 3-5 times per week for at least 30 minutes.
  • Eat a well balanced, healthy diet.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Do not abuse alcohol or drugs.
  • Incorporate stress management techniques into your daily routine.

Useful Resources

  • Horizon Behavioral Health provides mental health counseling on campus. Counselors are on campus and available for appointments on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Students may schedule appointments by calling 434-946-2316 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • The BACCHUS Initiatives of NASPA helps students and student affairs administrators to create healthy and safe campus environments.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides scientific health and illness information — including women’s health topics.
  • DrugCenter is an online resource for people experiencing serious adverse reactions to prescription drugs or medical devices used in surgery.
  • Drugwatch: Antidepressants and SSRI provides general information about antidepressants and their use.
  • Drugwatch: Student Health provides drug abuse information specific to college students.
  • Drugwatch: What is Accutane? Its Uses and Interactions provides information about this popular drug for severe acne.
  • Drugwatch: Yaz Birth Control provides information about this popular birth control pill.
  • Go Ask Alice! is a great source of health information for college students.
  • By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255), the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline will connect you to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, any time 24/7.
  • OnTheWagon: National Rehab Centers is an online resource for locating alcohol and drug addiction treatment centers.
  • ProjectKnow addresses everything you need to know about drug addiction treatment.
  • WebMD provides a quick reference for common health-related questions.