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Presentationsand Film Discussions are available for classes, organizations, residence halls or any other group wanting to learn more about specific health topics. Below is a list of current presentation topics. If you do not see the topic you are looking for, send an e-mail with a description of the type of information you would like presented. If given ample time, we would be happy to put something new together for you!

Please click here to request a presentation. Please give at least two weeks notice for all requests. You will be contacted within a week with a response.  In addition, please note that we do not facilitate presentations during the last week of classes that precede finals week.
Be the Change You Want to See

Alcohol Bystander Intervention Training

Have you ever been concerned about a situation and wanted to help...but didn't?  This presentation will help students gain the skills and confidence to speak up and help reduce the potential for alcohol related injuries or violence.

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Close Your Eyes and Count to Zen: Managing Stress in College

Stress is a normal part of the college experience, and because the mind and body are connected, stress can affect our physical health.  This presentation takes a holistic approach to looking at stress, including how to cope with stress and seek balance. 

Contraception 101

Contraception 101

Most people have heard of condoms and birth control pills, but this presentation is a virtual show-and-tell of the many methods of contraception.  You are guaranteed to learn at least one new method of birth control.

Crazy Talk

Let's Talk: Destigmatizing Mental Health

Mental health is a growing concern among colleges across the nation because the majority of disorders are diagnosed between the ages of 16 and 24.  This presentation seeks to destigmatize many of the negative perceptions associated with mental health, discouraging students from labeling friends as "crazy", "psycho", "bipolar", etc.  Topics such as stress and anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, etc. are all covered. 

Half-Baked

Half-Baked: Myths and Facts about Marijuana and Prescription Drugs

This presentation is about weed, speed, and academic greed.  Students will learn the reality of use and abuse on campus and the health consequences associated with using these drugs.  Students will also learn how to help a friend they suspect may be developing a substance dependency.

Hate Crimes

Hate Wears Many Faces

In America, every hour someone commits a hate crime; everyday 8 blacks, 3 whites, 3 gays, 3 Jews, and 1 Latino become a hate crime victim; every week a cross is burned.  This discussion based presentation delves into the motivations and consequences of targeted violence.   

There's No Excuse

He Said She Said: Did Anyone Say Yes?

Fact: 1 in 5 American women experience rape or attempted rape in the course of their lifetime.  Unfortunately, those odds change to 1 in 4 when a woman enters college.  This presentation is an interactive discussion based program that reviews acquaintance rape scenarios and emphasizes the importance of explicit verbal consent in sexual relationships.

Healthy Plate

Nutrition 101

When your choices are Jones, the Den, Harris, and the Lair, it's often easiest to go for the burger and fries.  This presentation teaches students about the food guide pyramid, my plate, and gives great ideas for healthy eating to promote life-long wellness.

Before and After

Photoshopped: Developing a Healthy Body Image

In a media saturated society, we are exposed to unrealistic images and expectations of what we "should" look like.  This can lead to concerns related to body image, disordered eating, and overall mental and physical health.  This presentation will improve student's media literacy and perceptions of healthy bodies. 

Red Flags

Red Flags in Relationships

Through the use of scenarios and discussion, this presentation encourages students to analyze gender role socialization and how that can perpetuate violence in relationships.  Students will learn signs or "red flags" to look for in unhealthy relationships and how to help a friend who might be involved in such a relationship.

Sex, Lies, and Chocolate

Sex, Lies, and Chocolate

Want a kiss?  Answer a question in this interactive sexual health presentation about sexually transmitted infections and earn a Hershey kiss.  This sex-positive program will help students understand risks associated with sexual activity and how to utilize safer sex practices.

Less Than U Think

Social Buzz

Alcohol is known as a social lubricant and is perceived as one of the only mediums through which college students can mingle.  This presentation takes a harm-reduction approach to teach students how to drink responsibly, have fun, and avoid negative situations. (Note to US1100 instructors: This presentation is very similar to the presentation students receive during Alcohol 101 at Bobcat Preview.)

Staying Healthy

Staying Healthy in College

Social connectedness, exercise, sleep, nutrition, alcohol, stress, tobacco, and sexual health.  This presentation is a Cliff's Notes version of overall health and wellness while trying to adjust to student life at Texas State.

A virtual tour of the Student Health Center will also be included in this presentation. The virtual tour gives students information about the facility and services offered at the health center.

(Note to US1100 instructors:Incoming students have already viewed the tour during Bobcat Preview.)