Student Health and Counseling Services (SHACS) is dedicated to providing Grinnell College students with the highest quality of care and to protecting the privacy of student information. For these reasons, we prefer not to use email to communicate with our clients. We use email only to respond to general, non-medical/clinical questions and to send appointment reminders. If you need to speak with your counselor or nurse, call during business hours. If he/she/zi is unavailable, leave a message with our receptionist.
If you take good care of your mind and body, your mind and body will take great care of you! This does not have to involve a lot of time or energy on your part. Taking good care of yourself really just means identifying the personal balance you need among work, sleep, play, physical activity, social time, and quiet time – and making it a priority to maintain that balance.
It can be easy at Grinnell to live in an unbalanced way. However, there are all sorts of practices you can add to your day which will help you feel and function well. Some basics include: