Experiencing traumatic events, whether they are natural disasters or more personal in nature, can bring about a lot of stress. Traumatic stress is unique to individual life circumstances and can manifest in many ways that impact the resources we need to function optimally. Feelings of sadness, loss, confusion, anger, and anxiety are all normal during such challenging times. However, most of these reactions are temporary and will dissipate over time. Therefore, it is important for us to be kind to ourselves and take small steps toward recovery. Reaching out for support can be helpful.

The Wellness Center, in collaboration with Big Sisters of Psychology, will host a gathering next week to offer support and conversation to anyone in the USFSP community who would like to share their experiences of the impact Irma had on them. It will occur on Tuesday 9/19/17 at 5pm in Davis 130.

The Wellness Center is also available for walk-in urgent appointments (Mon-Fri) and after-hours phone consultations ( 727-873-4422). Faculty and staff may access support through the Employee Assistance Program (800-327-8705).

If you are in need of other resources, please refer to this list for guidance.

Massage Therapy is here!

The Wellness Center is able to offer free massage therapy this semester to all students! Free, 20 min massages by a Licensed Massage Therapist! Call 727-873-4422 option 2 to schedule your appointment during the following times:

  • Tues, Sept. 19, 1-4 PM
  • Tues, Oct. 17, 1-4 PM
  • Tues, Nov. 21, 1-4 PM
  • Tues, Dec. 19, 1-4 PM

Mindful Monday Meditation Breaks are back!

The Wellness Center offers a meditation break every Monday from 12-12:30PM in SLC2200. All are welcome!

Join P.E.E.R.S. for the 2017-18 Academic Year!

Applications for Members for 2017-18 are due September 30, 2017! To apply to join P.E.E.R.S., please complete the P.E.E.R.S. application. You may download it, print it out and complete it, scan it, save it and email it as an attachment. You can also return completed applications to the Wellness Center (SLC2200) or email (usfsppeers@gmail.com or vbeltran@usfsp.edu).

RESCHEDULED: QPR, a free suicide prevention training sign up is open for September!

Next training

Click the link to sign up! Open to all faculty, staff, and students!

Safe Zone Ally Trainings are Open for Fall 2017!

Next trainings

If you are interested, please click on the link to sign up. The training is limited to the first 25 people to sign up, so first come, first serve!

Rent A Bull-etin is Here!

Are you a Residence Life staff member or RA? Looking for an informative wellness bulletin board for your floor? Look no further! Request your board today by clicking here!

Fees for missing appointments!

Please note that the Wellness Center will now be assessing a $20 fee for missing Psychiatry and Nutrition appointments.  Please be aware you must cancel your appointment no later than 24 HOURS prior to your scheduled appointment to avoid the cancellation fee.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Wellness Center staff.

Nutrition services!

We are now offering limited nutritional services to USFSP students. Students must schedule a consultation with a provider for referral to dietitian.

How can we help you be well today?