April 27, 2015
Stress can have serious negative impacts...
As the warm weather returns, so does the familiar stress that comes with finals. For college students, stress is almost as normal as eating; it is apart of our everyday life. Most students don’t even realize they are stressed because they have become accustomed to it, however, stress can have serious negative impacts on your physical and mental wellness.
There are many ways you can reduce your stress during finals:
Have some time alone
Take study... Read More
January 22, 2015
In need of some mid semester mental therapy?
Interaction with gentle and friendly animals has proven mental and physical health benefits. Research demonstrates that spending time with furry friends is effective in improving the psychological health of individuals with or without disabilities. It is easy for stress levels to increase with work commitments and midterms around the corner. Pet-therapy is an evidence based activity that can help reduce stress and anxiety. Spending a few minutes... Read More
January 11, 2013
Man’s best friend may be more important to your mental health than you might think. According to Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA,
"Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression.” Simply petting a dog or being in their presence has been shown to reduce tension and hypertension in some individuals.
Dogs have the ability to show unconditional love for their caregivers, which is a quality that is... Read More