Finals are right around the corner, so sit back and relax. No really, thanks to student requests, the meditation room is equipped not only with a massage chair but also peaceful music, a zen garden, Seasonal Affective Disorder lamp, computer-guided meditation that features biofeedback, and a couch and pillows for those who need a minute of rest.
Feeling stressed? The meditation room, located in the rear portion of the quiet area of the library, just might be the place to unwind and refocus and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis as a 30-minute haven for relaxation.
For the students, by the students
The Center for Student Wellness and Counseling Services and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are happy to be able to grant this space to the NEOMED student population. Students work hard to manage stress and look for healthy ways to develop positive daily wellness habits which positively impacts their mental and physical health.
The massage chair, situated in the Meditation Room, is for student-use only and has many settings of intensity and provides a full-body experience. Please review the instructions located next to the chair before selecting a setting that is best for your own unique needs and preferred level of intensity.
But wait, there’s more
Next to the meditation room is a dedicated space for prayer for all religious denominations. Students are encouraged to utilize the space and may bring in their own items for prayer.
To make an appointment with Counseling Services, call 330.325.6757, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
After office hours
If you urgently need to speak with a counselor after regular office hours, call 330-325-6757 and follow the prompts to leave a message, including your full name and phone number. Please allow 15 minutes for a counselor to return your call.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, or if you are experiencing an emotional or psychiatric crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you believe there may be imminent danger of harm to a student or someone else, contact University Police at 330.325.5911 or 911
-Submitted by Dana Whittlesey