Welcome back! As you adjust to your class schedule and create your weekly routine, we wanted to share some information about an exciting new resource that’s available to all JMU students. JMU has partnered with TimelyMD for students to have access to virtual mental health and well-being services for free through TimelyCare. Students do not need insurance and do not need to visit the JMU Counseling Center to access TimelyCare services. Through this partnership, each calendar year students will have access to a variety of mental health and wellness support services including:
Unlimited TalkNow support offering 24/7, on-demand access to a mental health professional to talk about anything at any time (i.e. anxiety, relationships, depression, school-related stressors, etc.).
Up to 12 Scheduled Telehealth Counseling visits annually with a licensed mental health provider. Choose the day, time, and mental health provider that best works for you.
Psychiatry: Scheduled appointments available through referral by a TimelyCare provider. TimelyCare providers are not able to prescribe controlled substances, see FAQ for more information). For more information about prescriptions, please call TimelyCare 833-4-TIMELY.
Health Coaching: Schedule virtual appointment(s) with a certified health coach to talk about: nutrition, exercise, sleep habits, mindfulness, and/or goal setting to enhance health and well-being.
Self-Care: Visit the “Explore” page within TimelyCare for guided self-care videos, including yoga and meditation sessions, as well as group conversations with our providers on a variety of health and well-being topics.
As you start a new semester and settle into a new routine, it’s also a great time to make sure to include time for those healthy activities and relationships that help you recharge. Along with classes and assignments, make sure to build in time for: sleep, physical activity, meals, fun, and time to connect with others.
We hope that this semester you’ll visit the Counseling Center’s self-care spaces, the Oasis and Studio, for some drop-in self-care. The Oasis, open M-F 8:30am-4:30pm, offers free relaxation resources including use of massage chairs. In our Studio space, open M-F 10am-2pm, students can enjoy the benefits of artistic creativity.
There are so many additional resources available to support student wellness at JMU. For academic support take advantage of your professor’s office hours, available tutoring or mentoring opportunities if offered within your major, as well as support available through the Learning Centers. For study skills and time management resources, check out Learning Strategies Instruction.
Did you know that UREC offers free wellness programs, such as Stressed?, Healthy Relationships, and more? Visit UREC’s wellness resource page to learn more and register. While you’re there, check out the upcoming fitness classes and other services available through UREC. And, don’t forget about the nutritional, medical, and physical health support available through the JMU Health Center.
Are you looking to connect with other students at JMU? Find out more about the clubs and organizations available through JMU’s Student Activities & Involvement and/or discover what volunteering opportunities are available through the Community Service-Learning. Interested in learning more about upcoming events at JMU visit the JMU Event Calendar where you can search by date and/or event type. You can also visit the Counseling Center’s self-help resource pages for more strategies to take care of yourself.
Wishing you a great start to your Fall semester!
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Published: Friday, August 19, 2022
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