Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 

Part of building a strong community is bringing awareness to mental health and de-stigmatizing mental health illness. There is no shame in asking for help when you need it, and in vulnerability there is strength. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month- The Jed Foundation  and Active Minds are two of the nation’s premiere nonprofit organizations for access to mental health resources. It is okay to not be okay. You are not alone.

Below are Crisis Prevention Lifelines to ensure all people are heard, seen and supported:

  1. KUU-US Line (By First Nations and Indigenous people): 1.800.588.8717.
  2. BlackLine (by and for BIPOC): 1.800.604.5841.
  3. Trans Lifeline (by trans folks, for trans folks): 877.565.8860.
  4. RAINN (for victims/survivors of sexual violence): 800.656.4673.
  5. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1.800.273.TALK (8255)

Current Wellness Activities:

Saturday Morning! 

The Blue Hills are located just minutes from Boston.  This reservation stretches over 7,000 acres across several towns. 

Although the bus is full, feel free to join us if you can arrange your own transportation.  The bus will leave from 145 Harrison Ave at 8:30 a.m.


Form your own squad (2-12 students) and add your name to the sign-up sheet by Thursday, September 30.  We will provide bagels, toppings, and coffee.  Stop by the designated location between 9:30 – 10:00am to pick up your bag of goodies along with coffee.  Find a spot in the Garden or Common to enjoy your breakfast, followed by a walk along the Charles River or the Back Bay!  

Sign up here


Ongoing Wellness Activities:

The Mindfulness, Meditation and Wellness Group (MMWG) is open to all students.  If you would like to reach out to the leadership or be added to the listserv for the group you may send an email to: &

Upcoming sessions:

Wednesday, 9/29 – Room: MedEd 220 & Zoom, 12:15p

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Meeting ID: 940 3960 6817 Passcode: 001232

Dr. Christina Pastan’s Meditation Sessions

The dates for meditation are as follows: 9/30, 10/7, 10/14. 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9.

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Virtual Restorative Yoga on Wednesdays at 5:00pm. Dr. Pastan is looking forward to seeing you on the mat!  The dates for Restorative Yoga with Dr. Pastan are as follows: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/8.

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Free workouts to try at home, anywhere and anytime:

8Fit Workouts: 10 Minute HIIT Cardio


MadFit a go-to for at home workouts: 12 Minutes Full Body HIIT No Jumping Apartment Friendly

 Low Impact – Body Project 

Bhangra at Home


Upcoming Wellness Activities:

Sixth Annual Apple Picking: Saturday October 9th

Enjoy one of New England’s premiere fall activity – Apple Picking! 

Join us for a trip to Honey Pot Hill Orchards, located in Stow Massachusetts.  Buses will depart 145 Harrison Ave at 9:00AM. 

In addition to apples and pears there are also Other activities at Honey Pot:

Farm Animals, Hedge Maze and Hayrides

 Check out Honey Pot Hill here and if you are interested in the Hard Cider tent you will need to reserve a spot.

Check out Honey Pot Hill Here

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Surviving Winter in Boston, Tuesday, October 5

We will offer tips on how to Survive winter in Boston and Shopping for Winter Gear!

Do you have the right gear for the winter weather? We can help with that!

 Winters in Boston can be tough, so get prepared by learning about the best ways to stay warm and healthy during the winter months. Don’t be caught off guard by our first snow, prepare now!

Tuesday, October 5, 12:00 – 12:50pm

The first 25 participants to sign up and attend will receive a $12.00 gift card to Sweetgreen                                          

Sign Up Here

This week’s community corner is highlighting scenes from the Progeria Race that took place last weekend 


75 members of the Tufts Health Sciences Community members participated in the 20 annual International Race for Progeria Foundation for Research. Together as Team Medicine for Meghan, we raised $2,600 for research.  Congratulations to George McMahon, M25 and to Cleo Davidowitz, MBS for winning in their age category – Nicely done!



In the Kitchen

Rosemary Roasted Root Panzanella

This recipe is nutritious, comforting, and full of flavor! It is the best bite to get you into the fall spirit. Store the bread in a separate container to ensure quality when served and find the full recipe here.

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Double the recipe to have this delicious lunch or dinner option on hand for the week. Full recipe here!


Student Wellness Advising continues to be a friendly and accessible hub of support for all students on the Health Science Campus. The Wellness Advisor, Snaggs, works with all students to offer practical approaches to manage everyday stressors and challenges. Some of the services she provides include:

    • Confidential and private wellness advising
    • Triage and referral to psychiatrists and clinicians/therapists as needed
    • Works with students to find Primary Care Physician (PCP) in Greater Boston area

Snaggs is available to talk with you by Zoom or telephone. To schedule an appointment, use the following link
schedule a Zoom Meeting with Snaggs here, or send an email


Student Wellness Advisory Committee:

The Student Wellness Advisory Committee (SWAC) acts as a liaison to the Student Wellness Advisor.  SWAC is comprised of a diverse group of student volunteers from all programs on the Boston Health Science Campus.

Student Wellness Advisory Committee Members



Tufts recognizes the importance of easy access to confidential mental health counseling. Counselors are also available by phone for urgent issues. Please call 1-800-756-3124 there’s somebody to talk to 24/7/365 days a year. To schedule an appointment only, email

Have any questions, comments, or contributions? Reach out to our Social Work Intern, Liz Vossen!

Liz is currently attending Boston College for a master’s degree in social work and is our Social Work Intern. She is very excited to be a part of the Tufts Student Wellness team. Liz is interested in student development and mental health, as well as nutrition and community health. Also, if you would like to contribute anything at all to the community corner, such as a recipe, book recommendation, favorite tv show, or anything else, please send an email to or