Health & Wellness

What is wellness, and why does it matter?

Wellness means making thoughtful, daily choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. While in dental school, you may notice changes in your personal well-being and health due to a decrease in exercise, changed eating habits, stress or depression.

Conn ASDA is joining ASDA’s Wellness Initiative, encouraging you to make well-being a priority with a focus on these five dimensions of your life:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Occupational
  • Environmental

Student Mental Health Service

The Student Mental Health Service provides evaluation and treatment to medical, dental and graduate students of the University of Connecticut. While stress management is often a focus of treatment students are seen for a variety of other issues. Appointments are often available within 24 hours of your call.

Providers: Debra Johnson, A.P.R.N. and Jessica Meyer, Ph.D. (when Ms. Johnson is away)

Debra Johnson, A.P.R.N.
Phone: 860-679-5435

Jessica Meyer, Ph.D.
Phone: 860-679-5434

Appointment Hours: M, Th and F: 1-5pm; T: 3-7pm; W: 3-5pm

Office Location
195 Farmington Avenue
Suite 2000, Office 2001
Farmington, CT 06030

Services: Comprehensive outpatient care for a wide variety of mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, eating, sexual relationships, stress, crisis management, transitional issues, and grief. Counseling services provided include stress management, individual counseling, medication management, and peer support services

Confidentiality: Your medical information is private and can only be shared with others if you give written permission. No insurance is required and no co-pay is taken. Nothing is put into your medical records.

ASDA Step Challenge (September)

Final Results ft. Top 10
Brian Greco, our Newsletter Editor,  had the most individual steps of any nation-wide participant (1,146,389 steps in 30 days!)

Walk/Bike To School Day (9/1/17)

Evan Woodford, our Legislative Liaison, biking to school!
Our Wellness Chairs, Lisa Fredrickson and Callan Donovan,  serving up a healthy breakfast spread for our participants.

Evening Hike at Heublein Tower (7/27/17)

Jillian Dubuisson, our Vice President, enjoying the views on the path to Hublein Tower!
Big/Little Duo Eric Ress & Victoria Phu