WELLNESS & HEALTH PROMOTION EDUCATION
The staff of the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion are happy to serve as resident experts on various health and wellness topics. Our goal is to encourage our students to be aware of and engage with their own health and wellness.
Workshop Recordings – Check out some of our workshops led by the staff of the Office of Wellness & Health Promotion.
Fitness Recordings – Need a little energy boost? Try one of these short, quick workouts with our excellent Wellness & Health Promotion team.
Stress- While it varies among college students’ individual situations, the following reasons are some of the main causes for college student stress:
Pressure to do well
Amount of schoolwork
Missing family and friends
Problems at home
Mental Health Resources-Hartwick Student Page
27 Ways to Reduce Stress Right Now
Dartmouth College Wellness Center – Relaxation Exercises
SUNY Oneonta Counseling Center – Relaxation Exercises
Harvard University Relaxation Room
College Student Stress
Anxiety- is characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure, sweating, or trembling. People with anxiety disorders may avoid certain situations out of worry.
Mental Health Resources-Hartwick Student Page
Anxiety and College Students
Freedom From Fear
Helping During a Panic Attack
Depression- is a common but serious mental illness typically marked by sad or anxious feelings. Most college students occasionally feel sad or anxious, but these emotions usually pass quickly – within a couple of days. Untreated depression lasts for a long time, interferes with day-to-day activities, and is much more than just being “a little down” or “feeling blue.”
Romantic Relationships- Love is one of the most profound emotions known to human beings. For most people, romantic relationships are one of the most meaningful elements in their lives. But the ability to have a healthy, loving relationship is not instinctive. Almost all of us have experienced a failed relationship, and most of us have to work consciously to master the skills necessary to make them flourish.
Sexuality- is more than sex. It often involves four main components: sexual health, intimacy and relationships, sensuality, and gender/sexual identity.
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
Family Planning of South Central New York
CDC LGBT Health
Gender Wellness Center, Oneonta NY
Sexual Assault- is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient.
Sexual Harassment- consists of any unwanted verbal, nonverbal or physical attention, or contact that is sexual in nature.
Body Image- is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. Our image of our body plays a major role in how we feel, what we do, who we meet, who we date, and what career path we choose.
Drug Abuse, Dependence, and Addiction – what’s it all mean? Drug abuse can lead to dependence or addiction. Drug abuse is the recurrent use of drugs with negative consequences (problems in school, work, home, relationships, or with the law). Drug dependence is when a person needs a drug to function normally. Drug addiction is the compulsive use of a substance (physical and psychological), despite its negative or dangerous effects.
Should I stop drinking alcohol? Am I a binge drinker? Take the anonymous alcohol screening tool located below in the Self Screenings section and learn more about whether your drinking patterns are considered safe, risky or harmful.
How Much Is Too Much?
Facts about Alcohol Poisoning
Local AA Meetings-Oneonta, NY
Friends of Recovery-New York
Effects of Alcohol Abuse
LGBTQ+ People Substance Abuse Statistics & Resources
Peer Health Education Resources
The Peer Health Education Team has put together some helpful resources based on their knowledge and experience, working with students to educate the campus community on a variety of important college health topics.
Stall Street Journals – The other Toilet paper! The Peer Health Education team will post important wellness and health education in the form of a stall street journal. You can find the current ones in many restrooms on campus. For past issues, click on the topics below.
Peer Health Journal – Did you know that journaling can Boost your mood; enhance your sense of well-being and reduce symptoms of depression before an important event (like an exam). Peer Health has created this digital journal that you can print or use as a guide to get started on your journal practice.
The Hawks Eye View – The Hawks Eye View is our health and wellness newsletter geared specifically for our students who have had to remain remote during the pandemic. We have really missed their presence on campus and hope that through these stories and tips, they feel connected.
Check out our past volumes below:
The Hartwick campus and wider community are here to help! Check out these additional resources available both on and off campus.
Should a Hartwick student request a referral to an outside provider or require counseling or psychological services beyond those offered by the Counseling Center, counselors will work with the student in identifying community resources which meet his or her needs.
Oneonta Police 607-432-1111
24 hours, Call 911
New York State Police 607-432-3211
Fire Department 911
Call 911 in an emergency
Bassett Hospital: Outpatient Psychiatric Services 607-547-3500
Family Planning of Otsego County (Oneonta) 607-432-2252
Violence Intervention Program (VIP) 607-432-4855
Local Crisis Intervention Hotline 877-369-6699
Otsego County Chemical Dependencies Clinic 607-431-1030
LEAF Council on Alcoholism/Addictions 607-432-0090
Poison Control 800-222-1222
Alcoholics Anonymous: Oneonta, NY 607-432-5300
Rural 3 Tobacco Free NYS 1-866-3RURAL3
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline 800-234-0420
For a complete guide to local mental health programs and providers, visit:
If you are concerned about issues related to Alcohol, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Bi-Polar Disorder or Post-Traumatic Stress we encourage you to complete the anonymous and confidential self-assessments below, which can offer you immediate feedback based on your answers
- Active Minds-Changing the Conversation about Mental Health
101 Student Resources for Student Mental Health-Wellness and Resilience
U Life Line-Resources for College Mental Health
Go Ask Alice– Online Advice Column at Columbia University
Jed Foundation-Promote Emotional Health & Prevent Suicide Among College Students
National Alliance on Mental Illness
American Cancer Society
American College Health Association