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Mental Health

Energy for your Brain?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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Katrina Heisler
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Ambro

Recently I have noticed a campus-wide discussion examining the pros and cons of the sale of energy drinks on campus, specifically Red Bull. Why is it that students are so passionate about having energy drinks on campus? What are effects to the human body from energy drinks?

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Beating the Nighttime Blues

Friday, November 18, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Friday, November 18, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Simon Howden

With the constant stress of school, work, or other day-to-day events, a majority of people have a hard time shutting off their brain to get some shut eye. During finals week or feeling completely overwhelmed with other commitments, I find myself not receiving enough of sleep due my racing mind standing in the way.

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Green Time: Good for Your Mental Health

Friday, November 4, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of UNH Photographic Services

The great outdoors, something that UNH has plenty of. Living on a college campus with lots of green space was a major selling point for me. It not only gave the campus a beautiful look, but it also calmed me. Going to school in Boston my freshman year was quite stressful at times.

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Depression: Off the Playing Field

Monday, October 3, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

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This past summer a hockey player for the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL, Rick Rypien, passed away where he resides in Coleman, Alberta.  His former team, the Vancouver Canucks reported that Rypien had been suffering from severe depression.  On the ice he was a heavy-h

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Showing Stress Who's Boss

Monday, September 19, 2011

Author: 
Rebecca Lastra
Monday, September 19, 2011

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Everyone has felt that anxious feeling starting in the pit of our stomachs and ultimately convincing us that we simply do not have enough time. This reoccurring emotion has a name and it’s called stress. As defined by dictionary.com, stress is the pressure or tension exerted on a particular object. When your body becomes to feel stressed, it reacts by preparing either to “fight or flee” the situation. When this is activated, adrenaline and norepinephrine are released to focus attention on the task at hand.

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24-Hour Counseling for UNH

Friday, April 22, 2011

Author: 
Katrina Heisler
Friday, April 22, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Ambro

During Public Health Week at UNH, I had the liberty to attend a seminar run by Dr. David Cross, Director of the UNH Counseling Center. His presentation focused on identifying “at risk” students on campus and what can be done to help them. With nine licensed psychologists, three pre-doctoral interns, one post-doctoral fellow, and three administrative staff, the Counseling Center is located on the third floor of Smith Hall.

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Coping with Destruction Trauma

Monday, April 18, 2011

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Katie Cardinal
Monday, April 18, 2011

Were you severely disturbed by the tsunami in Japan? How about the incredible aftershocks that continuously debilitate the land? If you’re one of the thousands, who cannot stop thinking about these poor people or perhaps were a part of those awful days, you may need help. Traumatic events such as the tsunami and 9/11 have caused severe stress to individuals throughout the world and something must be done before it gets out of control.

Here are 6 ways to cope with stress and trauma before it’s too late:

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Healthy Foods for a Healthy Mind

Friday, March 25, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Tina Phillips

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia found in people aged sixty-five and older. Today, upwards of 5.3 million Americans are suffering from Alzheimer’s. One person is diagnosed every seventy seconds. Though many cases of Alzheimer’s are gene-related, the majority are not. Studies have recently shown dietary interventions may help protect against mental decline and potentially prevent brain-wasting diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Dietary interventions are as follows:

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A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Mind

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Author: 
Sarah Sceery
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Whole grains, fruits, vegetables…who would think those have anything to do with keeping a healthy mind? A great deal of research shows that deficiency in vitamins and essential nutrients can have harmful effects on the body, yet often they are not associated with mental health. Interestingly, there is research proven to support the fact that diets deficient in vitamins such as C, D and B vitamins, as well as protein can cause symptoms of depression or other mental health illnesses.

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Active Minds at UNH

Monday, February 21, 2011

Author: 
Katie Cardinal
Monday, February 21, 2011

Photo: Courtesy of Active Minds

Established in the UNH community in the spring of 2010, Active Minds is a relatively new student-run group on campus that aims to remove the social stigma that surrounds mental issues on campuses throughout North America. The goal of Active Minds is to provide information and resources to students regarding mental health issues in order to increase awareness and gain support.

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