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November 19, 2020

Cessation Thursday

Today November 19th 2020 is The Great American Smokeout!

Health Services is asking all students to Commit to Quit for the Day!

Send a picture or short video of you creatively ditching your vape or cigarettes for the day!

Show yourself flipping, crushing, smashing, trashing the habit for the day!

Post it to your social media page with the hashtags #SUNYSullivanStrong #SUNYSullivanGreenCleanTobaccoFree

Be sure to send a copy to with your name and address as those that participate will receive a T-shirt and quit kit in the mail!

November 12, 2020

Cessation Thursday

November 19, 2020 is The Great American Smokeout! The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives – not just for a day, but year round.

Start your celebration with…

Truth’s “National Day of Action” November 18, at 7 pm. Click the link and register to be a part of something BIG! Check out Moment of Truth!

Click the link!

November 11, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Here at The SUNY Sullivan Health Services Office we strive to support all of our students!

If you are a young adult attending College or about to and you have Type 1 Diabetes and/or are interested in learning more… The College Diabetes Network CDN is an amazing resource for information, support and advocacy!

They are celebrating 10 years this month! Their slogan, On Your Own but Not Alone!

Check it out!

November 10, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

I’m in no way advertising for State Farm but with the winter season upon us and slippery road conditions these are some good tips to remember if you are in an auto accident.

November 5, 2020

Cessation Thursday

November 4, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Check out SUNY Sullivan’s wellness Program.

November 3, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Life gets overwhelming even without a pandemic 😷

October 29, 2020

Cessation Thursday

Everyday we wake up is a new chance to quit!

Who are you quitting for??

October 28, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Exercise and stretching daily has many health benefits. Just a few minutes a day can also help reduce anxiety, increase circulation and boost mood!

Smile, Stretch and Have a Great Day!


October 27, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

We are all in this together! #SUNYSullivanStrong!

October 22, 2020

Cessation Thursday

Cessation Thursday Throwback!

October 21, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

We are COVID conscious and alert, this heightened sense of being pays a toll on our mind and body. Make sure you are protecting your mental health! Here are some great tips!


October 20, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Sometime when people share we just don’t know what to say… but you may regret saying nothing at all.

Here are some planned out, thoughtful response that could help you if your ever in this situation.

October 15, 2020

Cessation Thursday

Truth Initiative published a congratulations to SUNY Sullivan among others who have recently transformed into a 100% Tobacco Free Campus!

October 14, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

I find these suggestions to be helpful in all aspects of life not just in the work setting! #SUNYSullivanStrong #WellnessWednesday

October 13, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

We all get stressed! Stress can at times be a motivator, intimidator, our own barrier or bridge.

Being a College Student during a pandemic Is a stress that can weigh heavy. Here are some facts and ways to conquer your stress in the moment and move forward.

October 8, 2020

Cessation Thursday

Commit to Quit!

SUNY Sullivan has teamed up with Sullivan County Public Heath Department help support YOU in Smoking and Vaping Cessation!

Want to Quit? Feel like you have tried everything?

Have you tried the FREE Freedom From Smoking Course 🚬 ??

It doesn’t get any easier as YOU can participate from your own home as the course is Virtual via zoom Tuesday’s at 2, for 1 hour.

Starting Next Tuesday 10/13/20

Reach out and Contact Pam Jones at

I will provide you with the zoom information needed.

Here’s some additional great news!⬇️

October 7, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Even with the increased discussion and education about depression it may still be difficult to understand and even harder to recognize in friends, family and loved ones.

Depression Resources:

October 6, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Today feels more like cessation Thursday because the Health Services tip is all about cessation.

SUNY Sullivan in collaboration with Public Health is offering a Free “Freedom from Smoking” course via zoom starting today at 2pm. Contact Pam Jones at for the zoom info.

It’s a 1 hour a week for 8 weeks. As It takes that long to break any habit. Learn the evidence based tips and tricks to be successful at quitting!

You can be smoke or vape free by Thanksgiving… think of all the money you’ll have saved. You can spend it on yourself for Christmas!

Here is a bonus to help in the process.

September 29, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Take care of your ❤️ ! The literal one beating in your chest.

Today is World Heart Day 🌎 ❤️

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the #1 killer in the WORLD!
Smoking, vaping, poor diet, and lack of exercise are all contributing factors.

Did you know SUNY Sullivan is a Health and Wellness advocate! Check your emails and the website we have a Wellness Program that fits everyone’s schedule, fitness level and need.

It’s a great resource for VirtualYoga, Walking groups, Mindfulness, Boot Camp workouts, Smoking and Vaping Cessation and Healthy Recipes.

Care for your heart ❤️ today and everyday!

September 23, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Take care of you. Whether it be though relaxation, proper sleep, exercise, or education. If you don’t care for your own needs, you can’t care or meet the needs of others. #SUNYSullivanStrong

September 22, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

We understand here at SUNY Sullivan that COVID has added a surmountable amount of stress and inconvenience to our lives.

Here are some helpful tips to use when you get feeling weighed down. We are all in this together!

Know that the College Nurse and our Team of Counselors are always here for you. #SUNYSullivanStrong!

September 17, 2020

Cessation Thursday

I hope you all have heard, SUNY Sullivan is a 💯 percent Tobacco Free Campus!!!

This is exciting news… here’s why. We are here to help you quit.

Truth Initiative has a Text App. It’s called Become an Ex! Become an ex-smoker, an ex-vaper, an ex-tobacco user!!! Check it out at

If you need a motivating reason here’s a hard fact… and SUNY Sullivan Health Services and are here to help!

September 16, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

We are 6 months into our lives and the dealings and new norms of COVID-19. It’s challenging for sure, but stay safe, stay healthy & stay #SUNYSullivanStrong!

September 15, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

August 25, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

At 5 months into this pandemic and with numbers being down, we are all venturing out a little more. Be safe, be smart, while enjoying the much needed socialization.

August 20, 2020

Cessation Thursday

Be stronger than the addiction. Resolve within yourself that you CAN quit. Build a support team with friends and family to help distract you and encourage you when it gets hard. Get help with NY Quits, call your doctor, ask about the cessation options that are available to you.

Live better, stay well, protect your lungs!

August 19, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

This hand washing video is a great way to recognize the length of time it takes to thoroughly wash one’s hands.

August 18, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Many of our college students are returning adult learners and have children. Many have concerns about mask wearing during this COVID-19 pandemic. May this information be of help.

August 6, 2020

Cessation Thursday

August 5, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

August 4, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

As we watch countries and states be added and taken off restricted travel lists it creates a sense of urgency that we as humans need to unite on the simple front of being cautious to the best of each of our abilities.

July 29, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Here are some great resources for self care as it relates to our mental and physical well-being!

July 28, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

It’s simple, it’s safe, it’s helpful.

July 23, 2020

Cessation Thursday

Addiction crosses all boundaries and has no preferences for who it affects.

Today there are not many who can say they are not touched in some way by addiction. Whether it be past or present, self, family, friend or acquaintance. Most know or have known someone who has or is struggling with addiction.

This is a great local resource that offers help and support.

July 22, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

As many reflect on 2020’s Pandemic and all it’s newsworthy events it may be difficult to look forward to the fall semester with positivity and certainty as much of this year has bought feelings of uncertainty, imbalance, and even some negativity.

Such feelings can lead to a prevalence of loneliness, isolation and anxiety that are effect our health mentally, physically and emotionally.

I recently discovered The Reflect Organization.

It was created by a college student in Pennsylvania in 2015. It’s purpose is to provide a forum of open and honest discussion about topics and feelings that are common to college students

Posted on The reflect organization (reflect) Instagram they have some really great resources for mental wellness!


July 21, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

There Is so much going on in the world. We as humans have a responsibility to come together with respect, dignity and compassion for one another; not just for those that resemble ourselves but all races and ethnicities. In particular with the injustices we see among our black communities we need to stand together and plan together to create positive change!

July 16, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

Hookah is gaining popularity among our teens and young adults. Is it harmless?

July 15, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

As we go and grow through this pandemic together we have seen many aspects of our world transform.
Some for the good, some for the bad and others still up for debate.

Health care is an area where those changes are still occurring daily.

Telehealth and telemedicine are two big transformations that have come out of this as a “new norm.” They can both be very beneficial and convenient to a patient.

Consider the college student: who goes away to college and has asthma. This student is entering a new environment with new allergens and possibly new triggers. (#1 reason to carry your rescue inhaler)

Telehealth and telemedicine make it possible for this student to follow up with their own personal physician who knows this student personally, and their medical history easily allowing for adjustments to medication if needed.


July 14, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

July 9, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

July 8, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Everything we do in life has Reward: Consequence ratio.
In the medical field it’s called Risk: Benefit ratio.

We are always considering if the Benefit out ways the risk for our patients when considering treatment.

This chart is nicely laid out to determine the risk: benefit when it comes to our risk of COVID -19 transmission to the enjoyment of what was once our “norms” in life.

#BeSafe #BeSmart #SullivanStrong

July 7, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Be kind, We wear a mask 😷 to protect others.

It’s that simple.

July 2, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

Are you ready to quit?

You are worth it!

Be determined!

It doesn’t matter how you go about it (quit cold turkey or slow and steady) if the end result is the same!

July 1, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

As we see the COVID-19 numbers going back up, please wear your face covering where and when appropriate. Thank you and have a great day!

June 30, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

A School Nurse created this in Virginia, thought it was worth sharing…

June 23, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Summer always makes me appreciate growth and vitality. So my tips today are simple yet strong!

Take advantage of your youth, be brave and explore.

Enjoy what you have, and work hard for what you want.

Always appreciate the people in your life for you will learn something from all of them.

Remember tomorrow is not promised.

Be kind to yourself and others.

Listen twice as much as you speak.

#SullivanStrong #LifeIsWhatYouMakeIt #YouGetOneLife

June 17, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

There are many opinions on mask wearing but here are the do’s and don’ts. #BeSafe #BeSmart #BeHealthy!

June 16, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Grieving is a natural response to loss. It’s the pain and emotional suffering you feel when someone or something you love or worked hard for is taken away.

Coping with the loss of someone or something you love Is one of life’s most difficult challenges. Most commonly when we think of grieve its due to the death of a loved one. During this pandemic grief can be due to the loss of job, housing, financial stability, something you worked hard for like graduation. It is difficult to navigate though our feelings in times of loss and confusion here are some examples of ways to cope.

June 11, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

June 10, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

It’s all to easy to be judge mental, it’s oh so easy to avoid eye contact, act busy, put on headphones and avoid person to person interaction.

Try something new, make eye contact, say hello, and choose to be open to possibility.

June 9, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

It is with a heavy heart I watch the nightly news. There is so much turmoil going on in our world. 🌎

These daily stresses whether you are living them or just seeing them on the news have a profound impact on our mindset, mood, actions and health.

While it is important and necessary to navigate through these stressful times; it is just as important and necessary to balance these stresses with self care.

Here are some simple ways to care for your self and de stress.

June 4, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

June 3, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

June 2, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

May 28, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

SUNY Sullivan is 100% Tobacco Free!

Green. Clean. Tobacco Free!

May 27, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Every situation is different and very individualized but please do not hesitate to reach out for help if you find yourself in a violent situation. Even if the help your looking for is just a conversation. There is a resource list below. #SullivanStrong!

May 26, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

In order to survive Viruses 🦠 need a host. They have to be invited in to our bodies (through the mouth, nose, eyes, and/ or breaks in the skin) although it’s unintentional that they are invited in we are all now more aware of how to avoid being a good host.

There is an abundance of information on how to stay healthy during this COVID-19 crisis. We all know to wash our hands and cover our sneezes, wear a mask and maintain or social distance but many other things come into play such as proper hydration, healthy eating, exercise, sleep, self care measures and more.

May 21, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

Congratulations to all those who finished out this challenging semester. A special congratulations to those who are graduating during this unprecedented time!

May 20, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Each county is trying to open up safely and slowly enough to prevent a spike in the infection rate. Below are the phases of opening.

Here is an acronym to remember how to stay safe as NY opens.

May 19, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

Everyone faces challenges differently. This pandemic has challenged the world on every level: mentally, physically, emotionally and educationally. Recognizing a need and reaching out for support is a healthy way to promote wellbeing. #SullivanStrong

May 14, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

We love the smoker but hate the negative effects of smoking on ones health and the environment! SUNY Sullivan: Green. Clean. Tobacco free!

May 13, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Unhealthy beliefs of others, holds us back and stunts our personal growth, and the growth and productivity of others.
We choose daily by our attitude, speech and actions whether we want to make the world we live in a better place.

Stop stigma, by getting back to basics; treat others the way you You want and expect to be treated.

May 12, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

First, I want to congratulate all of our students as you have SUCCESSFULLY jumped many hurdles both in starting your college career and especially with meeting the challenges of this semester. You are rising to the occasion and you are proving yourselves capable and worthy young educated adults!

Be sure you register for next semester as we push forward. Let your education be the consistency and focus that gets you through!

May 7, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

Here is sneak peek at our new tobacco free signs for the campus. A BIG Thank You to Tobacco Free Action Communities (TFAC) for the signs and TRUTH Initiative for the tobacco free grant.

Please remember we love the smoker but hate the harmful effects from smoking and vaping.

If you would like free help with quitting please contact Pam Jones, RN the College Nurse for a resource list.

May 6, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

In a world 🌎 were there is so much we cannot control, it’s important to remember and focus on what we can.

May 5, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

We understand the difficulty this pandemic has caused. We are here for you.


You are almost there! Keep up the good work!

April 30, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

It’s April 30th, Do you know what that means? We are only 1 day away from being a TOBACCO FREE CAMPUS!!

On May 1st SUNY Sullivan is Officially a 100% TOBACCO FREE Campus!! Woohooo!!!

Frank and I want to take a minute and say THANK YOU to our student leaders in this project Joe Varallo and Jamilla Woods for all their hard work in making this mission a SUCCESS!

We also want to thank Mark Lawrence and his Graphics Design students Kylee Glendon and Kaiden Monaghan for collaborating with us and creating our Tobacco Free logos! What talent.

A big thank you to all the students who have volunteered and participated in all our Tobacco Free Awareness Events. It has been a great joy and we could not have been a success with out your support!

We miss all of you and can’t wait to see you return in the fall! Make sure you register today! Registration is open!
Be well and tobacco Free. #SullivanStrong!

April 29, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

With so much information and misinformation out there about COVID-19 I thought I’d share these infographics with you.

Stay Healthy, Practice Social Distancing, Wear a Face Covering when 6 feet distance isn’t possible, Wash Your Hands with soap and water for 20 Seconds. #SullivanStrong!

April 28, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

You are in the home stretch of the semester! You Got This, Keep Going! We are here for you!

April 22, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

Don’t be fooled, be informed!

April 22, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

I want to commend all of our SUNY Sullivan students for putting their best effort forth during these difficult times.

We are all participating in the noble effort of Staying Home, Social Distancing and Saving Lives.

We go out with our masks and gloves to prevent the spread of COVID -19 as we have a responsibility to protect each other, the responsibility doesn’t end there.

It takes little effort to protect our Earth and further reduce the spread of the virus by properly disposing of masks and gloves in the garbage.
Small changes have BIG impacts!

#EarthdayEveryday #SullivanStrong!

April 21, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

As we adjust to our new norm, struggles abound but here are some tips to help get you around… safely. #SullivanStrong!

April 16, 2020

Cessation Thursday!

Gather Your Quit Smoking Supplies

April 15, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

COVID-19 has everyone thinking outside of the box.

Telemedicine has been on the horizon for a few years but only now has it been accepted on such a large scale.

Telemedicine is basically an electronic doctor visit via video conference.

Check with your Primary Health Care Provider, Local Urgent Care Facilities and Planned Parenthoods to see if they offer this service. Stay Safe, Stay Home, Stay Healthy!



April 14, 2020

Tips Tuesday!

In unprecedented times like these, when we feel anxious, it may help to take a minute and analyze what we can and cannot control in our lives.

Shift our focus on the things we can control to decrease our anxiety and improve our mood. Thinking of you all. #SUNYSullivanStrong.

April 8, 2020

Wellness Wednesday!

Please know that Health Services here at SUNY Sullivan is thinking of you during this stressful situation with COVID-19. Here are some helpful peer led resources available to you. Remember you can always reach out via email at or with questions or concerns. I am checking these emails frequently. Be well #sunysullivanstrong.

April 7, 2020

Tips Tuesday!


I can hear the laughing as it seems like a ridiculous concept but with just 2 easy modifications you may better be equipped to fight this virus and pass those finals.

  1. Turn off ALL electronic devices 1 hour before bed. No cell phone, no TV, 1 hour before bed. You can do it!
  2. Start a regular sleep and wake pattern. It’s simple go to be the same time each night and set an alarm to wake up at the same time each morning.

Our bodies like routine, and sleep beefs up the immune system. Sleep also increases focus, and helps stabilize moods.

Give it a try…

March 23, 2020

Hello All,

Welcome back SUNY Sullivan Students, I hope you are all healthy and ready to finish out this semester with SUCCESS!

With everything on the news you can’t help but think about your own respiratory health. With the world focused on combating this invisible enemy the Coronavirus, I got thinking… now is a great time to work on quitting smoking tobacco, vape, hookah, and smokeless tobacco. In just 20 minutes of quitting smoking your health starts to improve.

There are many resources available: Apps, Websites, Text and Quit lines. Here is one example.

1-866-N.Y.-QUITS(1866-697- 8487)

A full list of cessation support resources coming soon!