October 8, 2015
October 8th is National Depression Screening Day
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of this important event
Held annually during Mental Illness Awareness Week in October, National Depression Screening Day (NDSD) is comprised of awareness events that include an optional screening component. It began as a way to reach individuals across the nation with important mental health education and connect them with support services.
“NDSD provides free, anonymous screening for depression, generalized... Read More
October 8, 2015
All of us are Affected by Mental Illness in One Form or Another
It doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should. Most of the time it is considered a “hush-hush” topic. When it is referred to, it is mostly in a bad light. That’s right, we’re talking about mental illness.
October 4th through the 10th the UNH Social Work Department hosting the 11th annual Mental Illness Awareness Week. UNH has teamed up with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to dedicate an entire week to focusing on a... Read More
September 24, 2015
UNH Employees, Do You Feel Stressed? Do You Feel Like You Need to Find New Ways to Cope?
The moment you feel yourself getting stressed, stop and think of ways to remove the negativity and initial discomfort. Even though nutrition and physical activity are two of the most important components of maintaining a healthy lifestyle, your mental wellness is just as important.
Sustaining a negative state of mind will put your health at risk.
According to the American Psychological Association,... Read More
September 8, 2015
The Beginning Of Any Semester Can Cause A Great Deal Of Stress, And In Order To Have A Successful Year, Mental Wellness Is Key
As a faculty member, you have a lot going on. You are busy with students, grading, and your personal life. It is easy to forget about your own mental wellness as an adult because life can so easily get in the way.
The question that I pose to you is: HOW DO YOU STAY STRESS FREE, AND WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
There are many things that you can do to reduce stress. It is... Read More
July 8, 2015
MUSIC CAN SOOTH, MOTIVATE, AND EXPRESS.
Listening to music can be a good way to pass time, but have you ever noticed the feeling you get from your music? Well, it has been shown that music can help improve your overall mental wellbeing.
At the gym you find your music up beat and fast paced to get you through your workout. Besides getting through your work out, music can help you through many mental challenges.
Music has been known to reduce stress and improve mental cognition.
Try putting on... Read More
June 24, 2015
Ever Wonder Why Our Bodies Become Stiff When We Are Stressed?
Stress can cause unnatural muscle tension. Although massage therapy is commonly used for relaxation and pain relief, it can also be an effective therapy for aspects of mental health.
Research supports that massage has a direct relationship with positive health outcomes. When the body tissues are manipulated, messages are sent to the brain to relax the body and release endorphins. This technique increases circulation while... Read More
May 11, 2015
When you are feeling stressed, laughter has great short-term and long-term effects!
The end of the semester is often a stressful time for everyone. This can lead to tension in the office or at home. How can you get rid of tension and stress? Try laughing! Laughing is a great way to relieve stress! Whether you’re laughing with one of your coworkers or at funny video on YouTube, laughing has a positive impact on your mental and physical health.
According to the Mayo Clinic, laughing can:
Improve... Read More
May 1, 2015
With the warm summer weather on its way, working out in a gym can get stuffy and old really quick. Experience the warm weather we’ve all been waiting for while also trying something new.
This summer, June through August 2015, Healthy UNH Outdoors is offering seven different kayaking and paddle boarding outings, at a reduced rate to faculty, staff, and their guests. The outings range from fifteen to twenty dollars. The classes are offered to all skill levels with instruction included, so there’s... Read More
April 28, 2015
With finals around the corner, students aren’t the only people on campus becoming stressed.
The semester is also coming to an end for faculty. Stress can impact your body in many ways, so it’s important to manage stress.
Stress has both short-term and long-term effects on your body.
Short-term effects can include headaches, upset stomach, overeating or under eating, sleep problems, and angry outbursts.
Long-term effects include heart and blood vessel problems, inflammation in the circulatory... Read More
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