At Student Health and Wellness, we acknowledge the reality of racism and see the devastating health outcomes inflicted by systemic injustice and police brutality. Media coverage and political disputes contribute to the overwhelming nature of these tragedies. In response to the stress and pain of present circumstances, and in preparation for the inevitable work ahead, we encourage you to take time to care for yourselves and others. Please know that we are here to move through this with you in support of your health and well-being. We affirm and uphold your right to safety and inclusion. We stand with you.
To reach SHW for scheduling, please call 503-494-8665 during business hours (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm with some extended hours; see homepage for full hours). SHW is also available for crisis support both during business hours and after. For confidential mental health services on nights, weekends, and holidays, call SHW at 503-494-8665 and follow the prompts to get connected. For 24/7 support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.
OHSU Resources supporting diversity and inclusion
- CDI Resources on Race, Racism, and Health Disparities include media resources and books available via OHSU libraries
- OHSU's Center for Diversity and Inclusion has many excellent resources, including guides for community and campus resources related to diversity and a page dedicated to students
- OHSU's Inclusive Language Guide is an evolving tool to help OHSU members learn about and use inclusive language in institutional communications, patient care (including chart notes), instruction, and presentations around descriptors of race and ethnicity, and immigration status, gender, and sexual orientation, and ability.
- The racial trauma webpage has information and resources for communities of color to combat the stress and depression that can arise from racism and discrimination. Resources and updates are added frequently. This page was created by Charetta Long, an executive assistant in human resources.
- The Office of Student Access supports the University's mission and value of diversity by providing equal access to its programs and services for students who experience a disability.
- The Confidential Advocacy Program provides confidential advocacy and support for OHSU members affected by any form of sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and/or stalking. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Student Health can provide Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner services for survivors of sexual misconduct so that survivors can be in familiar surroundings with caring clinicians.
- There are many active student interest groups dedicated to supporting diversity at OHSU
- OHSU Now post affirming OHSU's commitment to transgender health care
SHW Statement on SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade
The Student Health and Wellness Center shares OHSU’s stance that abortion is essential health care. We stand firmly with OHSU’s statement “that every individual should be able to make informed health care decisions for themselves, including whether or not to access abortion care.” The recent Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade does not change Student Health’s commitment to providing empathic and confidential reproductive health care to our patients, including referrals for abortion services. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) recently released this statement that abortions will remain legal and accessible in Oregon, despite the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Student Health acknowledges that you may be feeling an array of emotions after this ruling and we are here to help and support you in taking care of yourself and others. We also recognize that this is a complicated and emotional topic where people have a variety of viewpoints, and we are here to provide compassionate physical, mental, and wellness support to all of our students and post-docs, regardless of their stance on this ruling.
To reach SHW for scheduling or crisis assistance, please call 503-494-8665, option 1. View our website for more details on services, or email us at email@example.com. For 24/7 support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text HOME to 741741.