Get the facts about HIV PrEP

What is HIV PrEP? HIV PrEP (or pre-exposure prophylaxis) is a medication that can be taken daily to prevent HIV infection in persons who are at increased risk for exposure

Counseling 101: common questions answered

Will anyone find out about my meeting with the counselor? No, all meetings are strictly confidential, unless the situation is life threatening. Your meeting is not part of your medical

What is post traumatic disorder?

If something traumatic has happened to you and you are experiencing some/all of the following symptoms, please contact CAPS at 401-454-6637. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder criteria from the Diagnostic and

What you need to know about HPV

The HPV vaccine is not mandatory for college students in the state of Rhode Island but is highly recommended for all young adults (regardless of gender). What is HPV? HPV

Information regarding vaping and e-cigarettes

New information about severe lung disease associated with vaping is emerging daily. RISD Health Services recommends that students not use e-cigarettes or other vaping products. If you need help stopping

Practicing mindfulness

One of the oldest practices for the cultivation of peace of mind is the practice of meditation, using a method called mindfulness. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way:

Social equity and inclusion

Resources for Black Students www.blackmentalwellness.com Black Lives Matter mediation for healing racial trauma (A 17 minute guided meditation using mindfulness, affirmation, and loving-kindness) Tips for Self-Care: When Police Brutality Has You

Consent and healthy sex practices

Our culture has lately been growing more and more aware of the many ways consent might be violated in sexual situations. This can make it feel confusing and difficult to

Relationship skills and tips on how to manage

Relationships, right? Complicated. Among all the other things college students are learning, they are learning how to independently interact with others, manage their social lives, get along with roommates, and

Sexual Assault Resources

RISD believes that sex is an experience that should be freely chosen, respectful, consensual, and enjoyable. We strive to create a violence-free campus and are committed to implementing prevention strategies

What is anxiety and how can one cope?

What is anxiety? Anxiety is a term for persistent fear or worry. Anxiety may be related to one specific situation or thing, like a phobia of snakes or flying, or

Trauma and tips for coping

What is a traumatic event? Most of us at some point in our lives will experience a sudden, terrible, overwhelming event. The event or our reactions to it are called

Substance Use and Abuse

Substance use/abuse can affect all areas of life, and is one of the most neglected topics when being assessed for mental health treatment. RISD’s alcohol policy strives to permit acceptable, responsible use