February 8, 2017
Tips to Manage your Emotional Wellbeing Throughout the Semester
As the semester begins, it’s easy to get lost in the excitement of your new classes, reuniting with friends, and upcoming events in the community. With all this going on, it can be easy to become overwhelmed and frazzled, and may negatively affect your mental health.
According to mentalhealth.gov, some ways to maintain and improve mental wellness are to:
Be connected with others: Join a club or organization (all of which can... Read More
January 25, 2017
How I Spent 24 Hours Phone-Free
I started my 24-hour technology fast at 9:00pm on Monday night after I got home from my last class. I chose Tuesday because I have simulation lab every other week. Last week was an off week, which meant I didn’t have to spend all day and week preparing and stressing out about it. Monday night was pretty tough because I normally like to listen to Pandora in order to fall asleep. I ended up staying up late talking to my roommates. I didn’t miss my phone, but... Read More
January 19, 2017
7 Reasons Why Coloring Will Save Your Academic Success
An important part of mental health is staying relaxed. Taking a break from the stressful parts of life is necessary in order to keep yourself balanced. One great way to stay relaxed is to color! I find the repetitive motion to be therapeutic, and it helps me forget about my worries of the day.
Here seven reasons why you should bust out the Crayola crayons, colored pencils, or markers:
• Increased relaxation
• Expanded creativity
• Self-... Read More
January 6, 2017
Jot Down These Numbers if You or Someone You Know is Seeking Help.
No matter your age, there will always be major stressors to overcome. Each and every one of us can get overwhelmed—from school, work, or life itself. There are many resources to help reduce and cope with stress, but it is vital to know when to seek help.
Change Direction New Hampshire is the first statewide campaign to aid in the national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America. Their goal is to be able to... Read More
December 8, 2016
Have you Heard About the Powers of Aromatherapy, or Essential Oil Therapy?
Aromatherapy is the process of naturally extracting essences from plants to support health and wellness. Certain scents can actually help balance, harmonize, and promote the health of your body, mind, and spirit.
Try these five key essential oils for a calmer mood:
Lavender Oil This smell will not only help improve your mood, but can help treat neurological symptoms such as migraines, stress, anxiety, and depression. It... Read More
November 1, 2016
24 Hours Without My “Lifeline”
Participating in a 24 hour cell phone free experience was one for the books. Initially, when I was introduced to this challenge, I was afraid of what this cell phone cleanse would do to my well- being. Would I go through withdrawals? Would I feel empty? Well, the lack of my device ended up becoming a positive journey that I will never forget.
Leaving my cell phone in my dorm room enabled me to realize the smaller things in life. I was more focused on my... Read More
October 28, 2016
Music Therapy is an Effective Way to Unwind
As a busy college student, I’m always looking for ways to help myself destress. One type of therapy that I find particularly interesting is called music therapy.
I am a firm believer that putting on my favorite song always puts me in a better mood. And it’s not just me who feels that way. It has been clinically proven.
Here are some findings about various genres of music and how they relate to mental wellness:
Calming music combined with cognitive... Read More
October 11, 2016
Find Out the Different Signs and Symptoms of Stress and What you Can do to Manage It!
Have you heard comments from your mentors, your family, or even your doctor emphasizing the importance of lowering your stress? Maybe you begin to notice feeling ill when you are the most stressed? This could be a result from not only overworking your mind—but also your physical body.
While stress is certainly a mental or emotional strain from demanding tasks and responsibilities, there are actual physical... Read More
September 20, 2016
Stressed out? Consider Massage Therapy
College is an exciting time full of new discoveries, new friendships, and new experiences. It can also be pretty stressful.
Although feeling stressed is a normal feeling that most people deal with, the cumulative effects of stress can be detrimental to your health. Luckily, Health Services has many different ways to help manage stress.
One resource to help handle stress is massage therapy. According to the Health Services website, “Massage therapy is a... Read More
July 14, 2016
How Biofeedback Can Help You Destress
The year is flying by, but stress always seems to be present. Too much stress can lead to lack of sleep, feeling tired, anxious, or even depressed. However, there are many ways to combat stress and one of them is called biofeedback.
Biofeedback is a technique that uses electrodes attached to your skin to measure your heart rate, skin temperature, and breath rate. The biofeedback therapists then uses these results to help teach you breathing, meditation, and... Read More