University Health Service

Stress and Mental Health

We can all learn new ways to handle stress for better mental health.

Please explore these webpages for ideas and resources.


Safer Sex Supplies

Condoms and other products for safer sex:

Until mid-August, free condoms and safer sex items are available to U-M students:

  • On the 4th floor of UHS, near the central elevator AND
  • At  Wolverine Wellness in the CCRB 

All latex condoms sold in the U.S. (other than "novelty condoms"), including all condoms available at UHS, are medical devices that are regulated by the FDA. All brands of condoms are subject to stringent quality standards, and research shows that they are equally effective in preventing pregnancy and STI/HIV. 

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Communication

Communication is a key aspect of all relationships. Open, honest, and direct communication can make relationships (whether short-term or long-term) healthier and more fun. If you can communicate openly and respectfully, you’ll be more likely to articulate what you want, and to understand what someone else wants.


Making Decisions about Dating and Sex

Young adults are often faced with a lot of big decisions. Sometimes, these might involve whether you want to date, whom you want to date, or whether or not you want to have sex. Some of these choices can cause some anxiety. But when you make choices based on your values and when you've considered what you do and don't want, it's more likely that you'll feel good about your decisions.

 


Healthy Relationships

Healthy relationships include acting in accordance with your values, knowing and respecting boundaries (both yours and your partners’), and consent.

Healthy romantic and sexual relationships can take many different forms. Some people prefer to date one person, while others prefer to date several people, or none at all. Some relationships include more than two people. Romantic relationships may or may not include sexual activity. Any of these relationship styles can be healthy, as long as all involved feel like their needs and wants are being respected.


Sexual Health

Sexuality is a broad concept - it includes desires, values, identities, behaviors, thoughts, and beliefs. How we take care of ourselves with regard to sexuality is our sexual health. 

The World Health Organization defines sexual health as:

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HIV Testing

At UHS, you have two options for HIV testing: confidential and anonymous. Learn how here.

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