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Trauma Anniversaries- When the Past Isn't Past

The November 13, 2022 shootings and their aftermath have profoundly impacted the lives of many individuals and the UVA community as a whole. With the one-year anniversary of such events, strong physical, emotional and psychological reactions can re-surface, sometimes in ways we don't expect.

Tips For Making Housing Decisions

Just a few weeks into the academic year, you start to hear it everywhere: "you need to start signing leases for the next year, or you will be left out." In the rush to find that perfect spot, or perhaps out of fear of being left without choices, many students –especially first and second years—sign leases with people they do not know well, for a

Tips for a Healthy Start to the Academic Year

Any change in life can cause stress, even a positive change. Whether you’re coming to UVA for the first time or returning to Grounds for your second, third, or fourth year, change can be stressful.

Self-care When Sexual Assault Is In the News

Whenever sexual assault and related topics are receiving intensive coverage in the news, conversations at home, at work or school, and in the media are a strain on the many survivors of these forms of misconduct. It is important to take care of yourself at times like this. 

Self-care When Traumatic Events Are in the News

In our culture, we experience moments in which violence and injustice are receiving intensive coverage in the news. During these times, conversations at home, at work or school, and in the media can be a strain on those in the affected communities. It is important to take care of yourself at times like this. 

Tips for Reducing Anxiety & Stress

Everyone struggles with stress and anxiety sometimes. We are biologically programmed to assess for threats related to safety, both in our physical environment and in our relationships.

Summertime Wellness Tips

The sun is shining, the Corner is quiet, and the summer is finally here. Why would anyone need tips for summertime? It should be fun….right?

Trauma Anniversaries: When the Past Isn’t Past 

Most of us in the UVA and Charlottesville communities remember where we were or what we were doing during the events of August 11th and 12th in 2017. The horrifying events of that weekend had a significant impact on many, especially those directly affected by the violence and those dealing with current or past cultural and community trauma.