Amherst College Student Health Educators

Amherst College Student Health Educators The Student Health Educators are a group of Amherst Students that are interested and actively address health issues on campus.

The Student Health Educators are a group of Amherst Students that are interested in and actively address health issues on campus. We deal with a wide range of topics: sexual and reproductive health, mental health, body image/eating disorders, alcohol/drugs, both women’s and men’s health as well as many other general health topics. Find us on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/ACSHEs

Mission: We are here to listen, advise and educate on a broad range of health topics. Feel free to contact any of us individually. The Student Health Educators are: Isabella Berkley '19 Seyoung Jeon '20 Madison Carbone '17 Will Cohen '19 Tess Frenzel '17 Genevieve Lucas-Narcisse '19 Tucker Meijer '19 Beni Dieujuste '20 Allison Ogawa '18 Will Dunne '20 Jeremy Paula '17 Greg Roder '18 Daria Taubin '20

Planned Parenthood
06/23/2019

Planned Parenthood

Breaking: A federal court just ruled that the dangerous, unethical gag rule can go into effect, threatening birth control and other essential health care for 4 million people who obtain care through Title X.

We’re doing everything we can to undo the Title X gag rule and minimize its harm for millions of patients across the country. The Title X gag rule cannot — and will not — stand.

Learn more about the fight to #ProtectX: https://p.ppfa.org/2MZBrVy

Throwback to our treat yo’ self party! Remember to treat yo’ self in these last few weeks of school![Image descripti...
04/26/2019

Throwback to our treat yo’ self party! Remember to treat yo’ self in these last few weeks of school!

[Image description: People dancing in the powerhouse]

#throwbackthursday

Thank you to the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect for nominating us to participate in the #SAAMherst2019 Challenge! We b...
04/16/2019

Thank you to the Peer Advocates of Sexual Respect for nominating us to participate in the #SAAMherst2019 Challenge!

We believe and support survivors because they deserve to be believed and supported. Listening to their stories and giving the support they want and need is necessary and something that we should all strive to do. The #1Thing we promise to do is to, within all of the communities to which we belong, make efforts both big and small to ensure survivors feel safe, supported, included, and heard.

We nominate two of our own SHEs Ilyssa Forman and Genevieve Narcisse to participate in the #SAAMherst2019 Challenge!

Throwback to our nutrition event with dining services and the farm! Make sure to check out their next cooking opportunit...
04/12/2019

Throwback to our nutrition event with dining services and the farm! Make sure to check out their next cooking opportunity Thursday April 18th at 6pm

[Image Description: Two students stirring food in a pan while making faces at the camera]

#throwbackthursday

PrEP 101: no written assessment necessary! Here’s a resource that explains what PrEP is and what it does. Maybe it can...
03/26/2019

PrEP 101: no written assessment necessary! Here’s a resource that explains what PrEP is and what it does. Maybe it can be something that you or a friend want to know more about

Menstrual products are now available in Frost bathrooms![Image Description: Menstrual products in baskets on a wooden ta...
03/21/2019

Menstrual products are now available in Frost bathrooms!

[Image Description: Menstrual products in baskets on a wooden table next to a sign that reads “Free menstrual products. Please take only what you need. These products are replenished twice a week as a pilot program sponsored by the AAS, RJA, and SHEs”]

If you’re planning on driving this spring break, here are some tips to stay safe![Text: Quick Road Trip Tips! Avoid Fa...
03/07/2019

If you’re planning on driving this spring break, here are some tips to stay safe!
[Text: Quick Road Trip Tips! Avoid Fatigued Driving!
-71% of people ages 18-24 have driven while feeling drowsy at least once in the past year.
-Of those who have driven drowsy, 42% said they felt more stressed on the road, 32% felt they drove more impatiently, and 12% reported driving faster.
-The majority of sleep related car accidents occur on highways. Most of these crashes occur between 4-6 am, 12-2 am and 2-4 pm.

To avoid placing yourself in danger of drowsy driving, before you hit the road, make sure you
-Get a good night’s sleep (7-9 hours)! -Schedule driving breaks around every 100 miles or two hours- plan your route accordingly!
-Avoid any alcohol or sedating medications.

Once on the road, take these measures to prevent fatigued driving
-Split driving with others in the car.
-Converse with a “driving buddy.”
-Listen to fun music.
-Most importantly, stop and take a break if you feel yourself becoming tired!]

Cold and flu season is upon us, if you have any of these symptoms be sure to visit the health center![Text: Do I have th...
03/01/2019

Cold and flu season is upon us, if you have any of these symptoms be sure to visit the health center!
[Text: Do I have the Flu? Cold: Fever is rare. Headaches are rare. Body/muscle aches are mild. Fatigue/weakness is mild. Sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, and sore throat are common. Flu: Fever is usual and high. Headaches are severe. Body/muscle aches are severe. Fatigue/weakness is often and lasts 2-3 weeks. Sneezing runny/stuffy nose and sore throat are mild.]

Join ProjectConnect to help build social connection and community on campus! See below for more information!
01/31/2019

Join ProjectConnect to help build social connection and community on campus! See below for more information!

Join ProjectConnect! Do you want to:
• Get to know other students outside of your social group?
• Reduce prejudice on campus?
• Help build community?

ProjectCONNECT is a 5-session peer-led program to help build social connection and community on campus.Sign-up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AHGS2HClLn4eZWG3Vgd6JW2iaet_OEUvL3PQB-kLAic/viewform?ts=5c4f7047&edit_requested=true by Feb 1 at noon. Students are asked to commit to participating in all 5 meetings.

Email Jessica Gifford [email protected] for more information.

Start the semester off right with the 2019 Wellness Challenge!!
01/31/2019

Start the semester off right with the 2019 Wellness Challenge!!

Sign up for the Wellness Challenge Feb 4 to March 4!

Sign up here: https://amherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GYGdP6k5Ui2yod?fbclid=IwAR0Tmh9mZcoSG8zeoOhrWAlYaVm5nj-YgIZKLQ23K4dliWI2Pb9CKgGKaq8

You'll choose from a weekly menu of activities in areas of: health, social connection, emotional skills, meaning, self-talk, goals, and community-building. Free workbooks to track your wellness activities are available in the Keefe Atrium Mon-Thurs this week from 11:30-1:30.

Past participants experienced greater well-being, and reduced stress, loneliness, depression and anxiety.

Contact Jessica Gifford [email protected] for more information.

Attention all RCs! Wednesday, December 12th is the last day the SHEs will be doing workshops for this semester. Feel fre...
11/27/2018

Attention all RCs! Wednesday, December 12th is the last day the SHEs will be doing workshops for this semester. Feel free to schedule workshops up until that point. Don’t know which workshop is right for your dorm? Maybe ask your residents what they are interested in, and check out our workshop menu below for what we offer. After you have an idea of what workshop you want us to bring to your dorm, reach out to [email protected] , so we can book a date and plan to come have some fun and learn together!

Everyday Feminism
11/25/2018

Everyday Feminism

If you need this reminder right now, that's okay.

Are you passionate about health? Do you love talking about safe and pleasurable sex? Do you enjoy educating others about...
11/13/2018

Are you passionate about health? Do you love talking about safe and pleasurable sex? Do you enjoy educating others about responsible drinking habits? Us too! If you're in the class of 2022, APPLY TO BE A SHE TODAY!

Find the application right here!!

https://goo.gl/forms/fLi2nwKgP5Oqmk9L2

☀️🍂GOOD AFTERNOON Amherst community 🍂☀️Sex week has come to an end and we have chosen and sent out the pri...
11/05/2018

☀️🍂GOOD AFTERNOON Amherst community 🍂☀️Sex week has come to an end and we have chosen and sent out the prizes for our sex toy raffle. If you entered the raffle check your AC box today to see if you won! Congrats to the winners, and don’t worry there will be another raffle next year!

Boo! Did we scare you? Did you happen to catch any of us in the act? The SHEs just stormed through the first year quad l...
10/31/2018

Boo! Did we scare you? Did you happen to catch any of us in the act? The SHEs just stormed through the first year quad leaving condoms in their wake. Peek into your bathrooms and see... if you dare! Protect yourself, the monsters and ghouls are out on this Halloween night.

The SHEs are tabling all week for Sex Week here at Amherst College. Come learn with us and take a quick sex quiz to ente...
10/30/2018

The SHEs are tabling all week for Sex Week here at Amherst College. Come learn with us and take a quick sex quiz to enter a sex toy raffle!

The SHEs encourage you to check out this article for some ways that you can use your voice to stand in solidarity with t...
10/24/2018
Hell No to the Memo: 7 Action Items to Protect Trans and GNC People

The SHEs encourage you to check out this article for some ways that you can use your voice to stand in solidarity with trans and nonbinary folks, both in our community and beyond.

https://www.out.com/news-opinion/2018/10/21/hell-no-memo-7-action-items-protect-trans-and-gnc-people?amp&fbclid=IwAR1RUjSYlriSbRRtJBagWjuSoKzZm_ufGPhiaFEHSzEmbw5lIdJqRTLzVPA

Chase Strangio of the ACLU offers a call-to-action against Trump's transphobic memo.

Want to hang out with these cool people? Have questions about life (liberty, and the pursuit of happiness)? This Monday ...
04/15/2018

Want to hang out with these cool people? Have questions about life (liberty, and the pursuit of happiness)? This Monday (4/16) and Monday, May 7th from 7:30–8:30, there will be some SHEs in upstairs Val looking forward to chatting! Come say hi!

There are some incredible events going on this April!! Come check them out!
04/11/2018

There are some incredible events going on this April!! Come check them out!

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). It’s a time for us to support and validate survivors, learn more about all of the ways in which sexual violence impacts different communities and identities, and take a stand together in the fight against sexual violence.

The Peer Advocates for Sexual Respect have a number of really cool, exciting, and eye-opening events planned for the Amherst Community during the month of April. Check out the teal poster pictured here and also posted all around campus and on the dining tables in Val for information about our events. Additionally, stop by our table today in Keefe from 11:00am-2:00pm, for resources, awesome giveaways, and the chance enter in a raffle for Girl Scout cookies by participating in our social media campaign. If you can’t make it today, don’t worry! We have a few other tabling days, all listed on the calendar.

Also, keep a lookout on our page for a social media series we will be launching soon called Movements and Movement Makers, highlighting the stories and actions of critical and key people and the movements they started to aid the fight against sexual violence. Join us as we work to end sexual violence and voice your thoughts and opinions about the month and/or our programming on social media by tagging our Facebook or Instagram pages and using #SAAMherst.

Come check out this awesome speaker in The Powerhouse at 7:30 tonight!
04/10/2018

Come check out this awesome speaker in The Powerhouse at 7:30 tonight!

Today, and every day, it's important to take care of each other.Image description: White text on a blue background. The ...
04/03/2018

Today, and every day, it's important to take care of each other.

Image description:

White text on a blue background. The text is "5 Ways to Show You Care. Simple ways to express kindness and compassion to those around you. 1. Check in: Ask how they are doing and listen actively to their response. 2. Offer your company: Let them know you're around to go on a walk, catch a meal, or just sit with them. 3. Help with the little things: Offer to bring food or lend a hand with errands. 4. Respect their need for space: If someone needs time alone, give it to them. 5. Take care of yourself: Supporting one another requires us to take care of ourselves, too. Allow yourself the opportunity to be aware of your own feelings and needs."

STI Testing is a lot like brushing your teeth: It's just something you gotta do to stay healthy! Sign up for an appointm...
04/02/2018

STI Testing is a lot like brushing your teeth: It's just something you gotta do to stay healthy! Sign up for an appointment as part of Get Yourself Tested Day tomorrow (Monday, Apr. 2) in Val or Keefe from 11:00 – 2:00!

03/29/2018

Hey RCs! We hear that kids these days have all sorts of ways to say "use a condom" (like "cover your stump before you hump," "always keep your willy wrapped," "no glove, no love," "it will be sweeter if you wrap your peter"). Keep abreast of the lingo and order condoms for your dorm by sending an email to [email protected]!

Take care of yourself this Spring semester.- Student Health Educators
03/23/2018

Take care of yourself this Spring semester.
- Student Health Educators

Daylight savings means more light in the day to get your Meningitis B vaccine! Remember that it's a two-course vaccine, ...
03/22/2018

Daylight savings means more light in the day to get your Meningitis B vaccine! Remember that it's a two-course vaccine, so make sure to make an appointment at Health Center for the second immunization on these days: 4/10 (1:30–4:30), 4/11 (8:30-9:45), 4/19 (11:00–2:00)! The immunization is like a fancy dinner with family: two-courses, you feel satisfied afterwards, and a little Tylenol can go a long way for your comfort.

03/09/2018
02/26/2018

Meningitis B vaccine is still available at the Keefe Health Center. We continue to strongly recommend this vaccine for all Amherst College students who take classes on the Smith campus or students who spend a substantial amount of time on the Smith campus. Vaccines are available for all Amherst College students. Please call the Health Center at (413) 542-2267 to schedule an appointment if you would like to receive the Meningitis B vaccine. If you have already received the Meningitis B vaccine elsewhere in the last few weeks – please send a message through the patient portal to the Health Center so we can update your medical record.

Wanking, jackin' the beanstalk, jillin' off, flicking the bean, charming the cobra. No matter what term you have for mas...
02/08/2018
Masturbation | Get the Facts About Masturbation Health

Wanking, jackin' the beanstalk, jillin' off, flicking the bean, charming the cobra. No matter what term you have for masturbation, there are lots of benefits to pleasuring yourself. Check out this article to get more info!

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/sex-and-relationships/masturbation

It’s normal to masturbate (touch yourself for sexual pleasure) whether you’re sexually active or not. Masturbation has health benefits like reducing stress

Are you seeing this post at 2:00 AM in Merrill while avoiding spilling grease from a Domino's pizza on yourself? Turn of...
01/31/2018

Are you seeing this post at 2:00 AM in Merrill while avoiding spilling grease from a Domino's pizza on yourself? Turn off that computer and go to bed! Having a healthy sleep schedule has many benefits including better memory retention and attention span!

Make sure this isn't you this flu season! Wash your hands, get lots of sleep, and don't share drinks! [Pictured: text sa...
01/24/2018

Make sure this isn't you this flu season! Wash your hands, get lots of sleep, and don't share drinks! [Pictured: text saying, "So you are telling me you got sick again?" around a kid looking quizzically at someone else]

12/07/2017

Meningitis B vaccine is still available at the Keefe Health Center. We continue to strongly recommend this vaccine for all Amherst College students who take classes on the UMass campus or students who spend a substantial amount of time on the UMass campus. Vaccines are available for all Amherst College students. Please call the Health Center at (413) 542-2267 to schedule an appointment if you would like to receive the Meningitis B vaccine. If you have already received the Meningitis B vaccine elsewhere in the last few weeks – please send a message through the patient portal to the Health Center so we can update your medical record.

Please put your name on your cup and don’t share it! [Pictured: Text around a picture of a red solo cup with just for ...
12/01/2017

Please put your name on your cup and don’t share it! [Pictured: Text around a picture of a red solo cup with just for me written on it. Text-Keep your cup solo, help prevent the spread of diseases like Mono, Meningitis and flu.]

Protect yourself against things like meningitis, flu and mono!
11/30/2017

Protect yourself against things like meningitis, flu and mono!

11/30/2017
Health Services | News Alerts | Amherst College

Here's more information about the cases of meningitis at UMass and what you should do to stay healthy!

https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/health-safety-wellness/health-service/news-alerts

Community Meningitis B Update: 11/29/17 We write today to update you on the two cases of meningococcal disease (meningitis) of UMass Amherst students that we notified you about two weeks ago. Extensive testing of those cases conducted by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has shown?...

11/29/2017
Calling all first-years! Join us in Friedmann room today from 8-9pm to make sleep pillows, win sleep masks, and eat some...
11/28/2017

Calling all first-years! Join us in Friedmann room today from 8-9pm to make sleep pillows, win sleep masks, and eat some snacks. (Bonus: this activity counts for 20 points)

11/25/2017
Happy Thanksgiving!
11/23/2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking to improve your sleep? Sign up for the Sleep Challenge to get some great tips on better sleep! Come by the Welln...
11/10/2017

Looking to improve your sleep?

Sign up for the Sleep Challenge to get some great tips on better sleep!

Come by the Wellness Team's table in Keefe next week, and look out for sleep pillow making with the SHEs the Friday after Thanksgiving break!

Sleep is good.

That's why we're having a 7-day SLEEP CHALLENGE from Nov 27 to Dec 3. Sign up to receive a text message with a daily activity remind.com/join/sleepc

Stop by the Wellness Team table in the Keefe Atrium on Nov 27 and Dec 1, from 11:00-1:00 for sleep-improving giveaways!

Make an eye pillow with the SHEs on Dec 1 from 1:00-2:00 in the Keefe McCaffrey Room.

Join us at our table in Keefe today and tomorrow from 11am-2pm, and enter our sex toy raffle! Also, come to our Self-Ser...
11/08/2017

Join us at our table in Keefe today and tomorrow from 11am-2pm, and enter our sex toy raffle! Also, come to our Self-Serve event tonight at 7 in MoPratt! [Pictured: 1 picture of the Sex week calendar on the table, 1 picture of 2 seriously cool SHE’s, 1 picture of various sex toys in a box]

11/06/2017
Sex Week 2017

Sex Week 2017 is finally here! Come through for some ~arousing~ conversations about sex and sexuality.

Feeling stressed? Exercise helps release endorphins and is a great way to improve your mood. Here's a list of some of th...
10/19/2017

Feeling stressed? Exercise helps release endorphins and is a great way to improve your mood. Here's a list of some of the classes you can drop in on!

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