Univ. of Iowa: University Counseling Service at the College of Dentistry

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The purpose of the University Counseling Service (UCS) at the College of Dentistry is to provide safe, confidential, compassionate support and mental health services to University of Iowa dental students and residents.


988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Su***de Prevention Lifeline.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing National Su***de Prevention Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.

The current Lifeline phone number (1-800-273-8255) will always remain available to people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis, even after 988 is launched nationally.

Read more at https://988lifeline.org/

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Today is Juneteenth, the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States!

Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. Note that this was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation – which had become official January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation had little impact on the Texans due to the minimal number of Union troops to enforce the new Executive Order. However, with the surrender of General Lee in April of 1865, and the arrival of General Granger’s regiment, the forces were finally strong enough to influence and overcome the resistance.

Later attempts to explain this two and a half year delay in the receipt of this important news have yielded several versions that have been handed down through the years. Often told is the story of a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news of freedom. Another is that the news was deliberately withheld by the enslavers to maintain the labor force on the plantations. And still another is that federal troops actually waited for the slave owners to reap the benefits of one last cotton harvest before going to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. All of which, or none of these versions could be true. Certainly, for some, President Lincoln’s authority over the rebellious states was in question. Whatever the reasons, conditions in Texas remained status quo well beyond what was statutory.


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Pride Week continues tomorrow with a bake sale!! Bring your cash to the 1st floor link during lunch and buy a sweet treat :) all proceeds will be donated to support youth at United Action for Youth.

Visit the United Action for Youth website to learn more about how this organization supports youth and their families in Johnson County - https://www.unitedactionforyouth.org/.


LETS GET READY TO JAZZERCISE! Please join us tomorrow 3/29 in W220 for another fun and interactive wellness event! No sign up required! 💪💙

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All week long we are promoting body positivity and self-love through our 5th Annual Body Image Week. We hope you get involved in the movement.


Remember this when you are making your New Years Resolution this year.


One of our highlighted Body Image events next week is the Authenticity Gallery on Thursday, April 1st. This exhibit will showcase the natural beauty and confidence of any college students, staff, and faculty who would like to participate.

To participate, please email [email protected] with a completed media release form (in your email) along with a photo of yourself with a brief caption if you'd like. Just a few rules: no selfies, editing, or filters. We will take care of the rest! Photos are due by Tuesday, March 30th by 5 pm!


Get excited - Body Image Week is back next week! Stay tuned here ALL WEEK for daily updates, mirror stories and Body Image Bingo.

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Awesome events being put on here by Student Life at Iowa, check ‘em out! 👇👇

“Starting Monday, we kick off the Dr. Martin Luther Kind Jr. Celebration of Human Rights! With events throughout the next two weeks, we hope you can join us! Visit https://mlk.uiowa.edu/ for a full schedule of events.”


The International Student and Resident Support Group is resuming at the CoD this Thursday!

This program is for any DDS student or graduate student who is visiting the U.S., has or is immigrating to the U.S., or is a first or second generation member of an immigrated family. Drop-in’s are welcome!

This support group community offers a safe space to celebrate differences of experiences and discuss common concerns unique to this population including cultural considerations, religion, adjustment issues, isolation, language and systemic barriers and more!

Have questions or want to know more? Please contact Cari Anderson, [email protected] or Muna Hakim (D4) [email protected] for more information!


Attention dental students and resident!!

An ADHD Support Group is being offered by the CoD Counseling Service on Thursday, September 24th at 5:30pm via ZOOM!

To receive a private ZOOM link, RSVP to [email protected]


Attention, Wellness Lovers! Get ready for the first wellness passport event of 2020! The CoD’s Student Advisory Board and Counseling Office have created one opportunity for FREE wellness experiences that you can participate in each week of this semester!

Drum roll please…. Get ready to box your socks off at ICOR Boxing Club, Iowa City’s premier combat sports and martial arts gym. Join us on Tuesday, September 1st for this class!

Disclaimer: This *social distanced* boxing class is only open to 20 lucky people. Sign up with the link in your email!

🚨UPDATE: This class has already reached capacity! Please continue to monitor your email and social media for upcoming wellness opportunities! 🚨

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It’s official, we can declare this year’s Student Leadership Retreat a resounding SUCCESS!

Values were shared and appreciated, lessons were learned, relationships were built, and friendly competition ensued. All within an immersive, socially distanced, Harry Potter atmosphere!

MASSIVE recognition to the organizers, how’d they pull it off? (magic perhaps 😉)

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A HUGE shoutout to our resilient D2's for receiving their white coats!

Despite delays and many, many additional moving parts this year, we've heard so much positivity from this group. Plenty of happy smiles under those masks!

We look forward to seeing what more this group can accomplish, now on to clinics!


We also feel it is imperative as healthcare and dental professionals, advocates, and student leaders to speak out against hate, hate crimes, and those who foster or perpetrate it. We feel called to educate others that these acts are indeed a public health issue that take a toll on not only those who are victimized, but our entire community. We stand in solidarity with the Black community, with the students, staff and faculty of color in our collegiate community and with all people of color throughout this nation seeking positive change, through policies of inclusion and non-discrimination, for the injustices that have persisted for centuries.

Please remember that there are counseling and consultation resources available to you at the COD that are safe, free and confidential. Contact [email protected] to schedule a Zoom or phone consult.

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A shoutout to our resilient D1s!

“We are all super relieved to be done with GRISTO finally! We all walked away from those finals with a LOT more knowledge than we started with and now a lot less stress. At this point, re-entry went pretty smoothly and we are really enjoying getting to practice the clinical side of things again! Talking to some friends it was kind of embarrassing how “out of shape” our hands and wrists got in just 2 months, but we will are all just glad to see each other again... at a distance and through face shields.” -D1 Shana Howard (first picture)

Second picture:
Sabrina Franciosa

Third picture: (L to R)- Haley Rozeboom, Logan Yager, Reed Maiers, and Rachel Hulme

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D3s are returning back to clinic in phases anywhere from now until mid-June. It can be tough with classmates all running on different schedules (or trying to finish up Superblock requirements!) but they are all smiles (behind their new PPE!) 😷 👍

D3s featured: Katie Giles, Caroline LaRoy, Kayla Erps, Chris Marsho, Nick Nemmers, and Lauren Lange

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D2 students returned to simulation clinic last Thursday with so much positivity, reminding us that you may not be able to control every situation and it’s outcome, but you can control your attitude and how you deal with it. Pictured: Nikki Youd, McKenna Woodward, Shannon Osland, Jeremy Bobera, Benjamin Phan and Kane Lousher, Jack Gradoville and Cole Johnston, David Rosenthal, Mary DuBois, Chichi Adeleke, and Hailey Matthews.

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Welcome back to Share Your Story Tuesday!

“Been using the time off to try to tone up that ol’ green thumb before beach season🌱💪. Been a few ups and downs but so far everything’s growing better than my quarantine flow 😬”
-D4 Erich Eichwald


Happy Parent’s Day Monday! Ava loves being outside and riding her dirt bike when the weather cooperates. “We took her training wheels off during this quarantine so that was kind of a big deal!” D4 Sami Hopkins

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Welcome back to Share Your Story Tuesday’s!

“Here are some things that have made me smile during the quarantine. Looking back, the weeks have flown by! Week 1: I found 96 items I didn’t need anymore in my closet and donated them to Shelter House 👚👖 Week 2: My fam celebrated my sister’s 22nd birthday with a “house crawl”. Each room in the house was a different theme - Bikini Bottom was my fav! 🧽🐌 Week 3: We celebrated my dog’s 16th bday with a DINOmite Jurassic Bark party. He loved his homemade pupcake 🦖🦕 Week 4: My siblings and I drew a life-sized Monopoly board in our neighborhood. It was quite a hit for the kiddos in town during its 5-day lifespan! 🎲💰 Week 5: I went on a 21.5 mile bike ride with some friends. A nice way to enjoy the beautiful weather while social distancing! 🚴🏽‍♀️🚴🏽‍♂️”
-D3 Kayla Erps


Last meeting tomorrow!

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Welcome back to Parent’s Day Monday! •
“With the weather finally turning nice and some extra free time we have been trying to get outside with our two girls as much as possible! These are difficult and unusual circumstances but we are enjoying the added family time while we can!” -D4 Brie Henry


Today, we are grateful for our faculty and staff that remind us that a building is just a place. The people inside are what make it special 💛🖤💛 thank you to Shannan Barker who labored with love on editing this and to Dean Timmons for taking the time to drive to the college to take pictures when she had so many other things going on. And an enormous shout out and thank you to all of the staff and faculty who contributed to making this so special! Link is here: https://youtu.be/ZNq8wjvbonM.

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Welcome back to share your story Tuesdays! “Satanize, sleep, social distance, repeat. It’s true , social distancing is a lot more fun in CO”
-D2 Megha Sagar


Gentle reminder SAB applications are due next Monday ☺️


Welcome back to Parent’s Day Monday!
“On spring break we were given an old trampoline. During the last few weeks it has been a lifesaver for the boys to get to burn some energy. We call it the quarantrampoline!”
-D2 Kobi Voshell


Today’s Gratitude Friday prompt: “What skill(s) do you have that you’re grateful for?”




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