Healthy Selfie Week

Join us October 5 - 11, 2020 for a week of events that support your mental health and well-being. The Wellness Hub is dedicated to providing mental health education and empower our students to take care of themselves – mind, body, and soul. We have teamed up with experts and students to bring you “Healthy Selfie Week,” a week focused on mental health in graduate school through virtual trainings, workshops, discussions with experts, and a panel of students.

Prioritize your mental well-being. Lead a healthier student life. Graduate students experience mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and social isolation. According to a recent survey by the American College Health Association, 64% of college students reported feeling extremely lonely in the last year. The COVID pandemic has compounded these feelings of loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression. During this period of social isolation, uncertainty and abrupt transitions, students are prone to further worsening of these feelings.

A Big Thank You to all those who have contributed and participated in “Healthy Selfie Week” including, One Love Foundation, UMB’s POP! Educators, UMB’s National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and Student Counseling Center.

Workshops and Events

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can I request a mental health presentation at your school, department, or student organization?

The Wellness Hub provides on-site programming to UMB students, faculty, and staff by promoting the practice of self-care to reduce stress, anxiety, and instances of depression. To request a presentation at your school, department, or student organization, fill out our online form.

After completing the form, your request will be confirmed within three to five business days.

Where can I find more information and resources about mental health and wellbeing?

University of Maryland, Baltimore Resources:

  • Campus Police Line: 711 (available 24/7)
  • Educational Support and Disability Services: Assists students with disabilities in obtaining reasonable accommodations.
  • Student Counseling Center: Provides individual counseling, support groups, medication management, and workshops.
  • UMMS Psych Urgent Care Line: Call 410-328-1219 to reach the University of Maryland Medical Center’s Psychiatric Urgent Care unit that provides services 24/7.
  • Student Health Center: Open to all UMB students for health needs.
  • Student Organizations: Opportunities for students to participate in campus-wide and school-based organizations ranging from community outreach, professional development, and social interaction.
  • URecFit: On-campus recreation resources that provide comprehensive programs to support student engagement, lifelong learning opportunities, and positive lifestyle changes.
  • Wellness Hub: Offers preventive health services, wellness education, and helps eliminate barriers to becoming a successful student at UMB.

Community Resources:

  • Baltimore City Crisis and Referral Information Line: Call 410-433-5175 for 24/7 help and information, including crisis intervention, substance use and mental health treatment, and overdose prevention resources.
  • Crisis Text Line: Text “NAMI” to 741-741 for free, confidential support from a trained crisis counselor by text.
  • Grad Help Line: 1-800-472-3457 helps college students reach confidential, free telephone counseling, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information, and referral services.
  • Go Ask Alice: The health question-and-answer resource produced by Alice! Health Promotion at Columbia University, a division of Columbia Health.
  • NAMI Metropolitan Baltimore: Provides free, peer-led education, support, and advocacy programs throughout Baltimore City.
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 1-800-273-8255 for free and confidential emotional support available 24/7.
  • NIH: Science-Based Health and Wellness Resources: A hub of information on a wide range of health and wellness topics including nutrition, healthy recipes, how to quit smoking, moderate drinking, heart health, signs of a stroke, talking with your doctor, and much more.

Recap of Previous Years

Recap of 2019

In October 2019, the Wellness Hub teamed up with American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) to bring you “Healthy Selfie Week,” a week focused on mental health in graduate school by providing workshops, trainings, and prevention education for the UMB community. Graduate students experience mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and social isolation. According to the 2016 UMB Healthy Minds survey, administered to all UMB students, 83 percent of respondents reported feeling overwhelmed with all they had to do and 82.5 percent of UMB students felt exhausted (not from physical activity). Many universities, like UMB, are making mental health a priority on their campus.

Prioritizing mental well-being and leading a healthier student life. A big thank you to all the student organizations that have supported and are participating in “Healthy Selfie Week,” including Community Health Addictions Team (CHAT), Scholars for Recovery, Students United for Policy, Education, and Research (SUPER), and UMB’s National Alliance on Mental Illness. You And thank you to all our student services for your support including CulinArt, Student Counseling Center, and URecFit. 

Healthy Selfie Week Workshops and Events 2019

  • Stomping Out Stigma
  • Drop-in Meditation
  • #IWillListen Picture and Video Day
  • How to Assist Students with Mental Health Issues (Faculty and Staff only)
  • In Our Own Voices: Living with Anxiety
  • A Day Without Headphones

Over 50 students participated in three or more events and received a Wellness Warrior long-sleeve T-shirt with a FREE meal from CulinArt!

Sample of Tshirt with teal printing