December 29, 2014
During the holidays there is a great deal of excitement and anticipation. However, many people also experience a great deal of stress. The chaos of shopping, planning parties, and reuniting with friends and family can all lead to an array of contrasting emotions. How can you ease the stress?
First, manage the chaos. It is important to stay grounded during the holidays with your normal routine. In order to conquer your holiday tasks try printing out a blank calendar and schedule everything that... Read More
December 23, 2014
This is the time of the year when we are encouraged to connect with family and friends, to show them how much we care by our actions, simple or extravagant. The holidays bring an air of festiveness and generosity with them. Giving gifts to others is possibly one of the most rewarding feelings there is. In all the hustle and bustle of the holidays it can be hard to loose sight of what’s really important, appreciating those around you. One way you can do this is by donating to your local food... Read More
December 22, 2014
With the holiday season upon us, we’re shopping, sending holiday presents, hosting parties, and traveling, This in addition to full filling our typical responsibilities. With all the chaos, how much time do we actually spend with our families and friends? More than 40% of employees neglect other aspects of their life because of work, which may increase their vulnerability to mental health problems. The Mental Health Foundation reports that an estimated three in ten employees will experience a... Read More
December 9, 2014
Many adults in the work place get busy in their routine and forget to take a moment to de-stress each day. In theory, working through a lunch break or eating at a desk would save time and be more efficient. In reality, this isn’t improving your work ethic and may even slow you down if you don’t take any time for yourself. Utilizing your lunch break to eat, clear your mind, and step away from the work tasks will allow your body to reenergize and be more productive for the rest of the day. Better... Read More
December 2, 2014
Are you a faculty/staff member on campus that has noticed drastic and extreme changes in one of your students? Has the student been showing signs of distress and been struggling more than usual in school? What can you do to help this student? Situations like these can be very tricky to approach and may be uncomfortable. How do you approach this student without trying to offend them? Kognito Training can help! Kognito is online course that offers verified research training stimulations used to... Read More
November 26, 2014
Do you feel as though you have a to-do list as long as your arm?
One of the most common causes of stress is feeling pressured by a lack of time. The managing of time and the managing of stress go hand in hand. Managing one is necessary to effectively manage the other. Feeling as though you have too much to do and not enough time to do it in can create a significant amount of stress.
Individuals who experience high levels of stress are not only likely to exhibit reduced motivation and... Read More
November 6, 2014
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daily stressors at work? Do ever feel like your stress is piling up like a tall stack of papers and you are unsure how to lessen the stack of papers? Well don’t you worry because you are not the only one. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report, 25% of Americans view their job as the number one stressor in their daily lives. Excess stress can have an impact on your mental and emotional health. So how do you manage your... Read More
October 20, 2014
Are you an employee at UNH trying to find that balance between work and spending time with your family? Has work been stressful since the start of the new semester? Well UNH is here to help! The Counseling Center at UNH offers consultation services to all staff, professionals and faculty here at UNH. UNH also provides their employees with access to confidential counseling through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is a referral program that assists employees in dealing with daily... Read More
October 8, 2014
Day after day, you are sitting at your desk and closed off from everything. You can feel the stress piling on as the day continues and there seems to be no end. You hope that when you get home it will not follow, but it does. You often go to others to talk about your day and how stressful it was. This may feel like a constant therapy session with your friends, but the benefits of being social have been proven to lower stress and improve mental health.
Whether it is good or bad topic, talking,... Read More
October 2, 2014
October 5th -11th is National Mental Health Awareness week. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) begins the week with an annual walk in Concord to raise awareness about mental health right in New Hampshire. “Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.” They encourage donations but more importantly encourage participation in the walk!
At UNH, the Department of Social Work is also hosting events!... Read More