The Health Education program provides information, skills and referrals on a variety of health and wellness topics, including, but not limited to the listing below.
Find a local Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting
A support group for family members of alcoholics
Learn more about Harm Reduction and alternatives to AA-style treatment
The Secondhand Hangover
A website designed by and for college students who are concerned about the effects of alcohol abuse on campus life.
Piercing Information from the University of California at Santa Barbara
Includes tips on how to get a piercing safely and what to look for in a piercing parlor. (This is part of a larger site on sexuality and sexual health and includes discussion of the effects of piercing on sexual stimulation.)
Tattoos on Wikipedia
Ever wonder about the history of tattoos? Or just want to know about the risks and what to look for in a tattoo parlor? Go straight to those links from this site.
Improving Body Image
Scroll down the page for body image improvement exercises.
Entertaining and interactive site about body appreciation–check out the games!
Free male condoms, female condoms, and lubricant, as well as "dental dams" are available at the following locations on campus:
Student Health Services–Medical Services
Ground floor, Loeb Hall
135 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
Student Health Services–Counseling Services
2nd floor, Loeb Hall
135 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10003
Office of Student Development and Activities–Health Education
55 West 13th Street, room 102
New York, NY 10011
When purchasing condoms, keep in mind that they come in different materials:
Latex–reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy
Sheepskin–ONLY reduces the risk of pregnancy, does not offer protection against sexually transmitted infections
Polyurethane–an alternative for latex-sensitive individuals and their partners, reduces the risk of sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy
Depression Screening, sponsored by the National Mental Health Association
Free, online screening tool and links to other resources.
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Learn more about depression and bipolar disorder.
Street Drugs–Drug Resource List
Searchable list describes types of drugs, alternate names, uses, side-effects, withdrawal symptoms, and more.
Learn more about harm reduction and alternatives to 12-step programs.
12-step program for people wishing to overcome substance abuse.
Facebook Privacy Tips
MySpace Privacy Tips
Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
Clearinghouse of information and links.
National Eating Disorders Association
Online support and information.
Something Fishy Website on Eating Disorders
Online forums, chats, awareness raising, and support for anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive eating.
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
A NYC resource for LGBTQ students and other LGBTQ adults.
Human Rights Campaign
National advocacy organization based in Washington, DC.
Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Resources and support for family, friends, and other allies.
National Alliance on Mental Health Illness (NAMI)
Information about mental illness, NAMI on campus for college students, and online communities.
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005
The NEW dietary recommendations.
Nutritional Summaries of Popular Foods and Related Resources
How many calories are in _____? How can I make healthier food choices while getting the energy I need to stay active?
Nutrition Navigator–A Rating Guide to Nutrition Websites provided by Tufts University
Not sure if the site you're looking at is legit? Check it out here.
New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault
The go-to source for hospitals, treatment, prevention, and police intervention.
The New York City Gay and Lesbian Anti-Violence Project
Great materials, advocacy, and support for LGBTQ folks and everyone interested in safer dating, including cyber dating.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
National support and advocacy organization, started by Tori Amos!
Go Ask Alice!
Online Q&A service for college students worldwide, sponsored by Columbia University.
Good information that doesn't expire when you turn 20! Helpful videos, chats and more.
Emergency Contraception Hotline
Find the five closest providers of emergency contraception (post-coital contraception–if the condom breaks or it wasn't your choice) by entering your zip code. Note: Student Health Services also offers emergency contraception.
Local Smoking Cessation Programs
(Many are FREE!)
Reality Check New York
Quitting tips for NYC smokers.
Lots of practical tips for preparing to quit, quitting, and staying smoke-free.
Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Includes online screenings, links to self-help resources and more.
Go Ask Alice!
Click on "Emotional Health" to see stress-related Q&As posted by other college students worldwide!
Managing Stress: A Guide for College Students by the University of Georgia
Included on the site are descriptions of several relaxation techniques (e.g., meditation, visualization, deep breathing, and even the health benefits of drawing and coloring!).
Listen to Relax
Download MP3 files of relaxation exercises from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
The New School is a partner with U Lifeline in preventing suicide and helping students.
Student Health Services
135 East 12th Street, 1st floor
212.229.1671 option 2
Free HIV Testing
Hispanic AIDS Forum at The New School's Student Health Services
135 East 12th Street, 2nd floor
Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3–6:00 p.m. (except during university holidays)
New York City Department of Health
The Chelsea location is the closest to The New School campus; see other sites citywide.
Gay Men's Health Crisis' David Geffen Testing Center
A resource to everyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.