January 8, 2019
Find Out How To Get A Better Night's Sleep In Just A Few Simple Steps
According to the National Sleep Foundation, young adults (age 18-25) and adults (age 26-54) should be sleeping 7-9 hours per night. We need sleep in order to consolidate memories, grow and build muscle, repair tissue, synthesize hormones, and restore and rejuvenate our bodies. But, could you be impeding your own sleep? Chances are, you are doing something daily to hinder your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
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November 19, 2018
How Gratitude and Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Mental Health
With Thanksgiving around the corner, gratitude is on our minds. There is generally an increased feeling of joy and happiness as we approach November and December due to the strong association of being thankful for what we have. Researchers from the University of Illinois who have studied gratitude, say that those who show gratitude are often more patient, experience stronger feelings of happiness, and have better physical health.... Read More
November 16, 2018
Suicide Rates by Young Adults in New Hampshire are on the Rise
New Hampshire’s young adult suicide rates are growing at a saddening rate. The rates of suicide by young adults in New Hampshire are 50% higher than the national average, according to the Concord Monitor. Certain regions in New Hampshire are even worse. The northern part of the state has suicide rates almost as high as Alaska, the state with the highest rates of suicide in the country. As a state, we are seriously lacking funding... Read More
October 19, 2018
Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder
New Englanders are more prone to a type of depression called, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People living in New England are at more risk as we live far from the equator. Roughly 9% of residents suffer from SAD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). With the fall season in full swing, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.
Feelings of sadness most of the day
Females... Read More
October 3, 2018
Find Out How PACS Can Be More Than Just Counseling
Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) at UNH provides students with support and education for their personal and academic success through confidential counseling, psychiatric consultation, and outreach and prevention services. However, PACS at UNH is much more than just counseling services. They do offer a number of different counseling services including, individual counseling, group counseling, and couple’s counseling.
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September 5, 2018
Learn About Five Simple Ways To Reduce Stress
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and/or stressed? Here are five easy ways to reduce stress:
1. Get More Sleep
Sleep Deprivation can affect memory, judgement and mood. Research has proved that most Americans would be happier and healthier if they slept an extra 60 to 90 minutes per night.
2. Manage Time
The efficient utilization of time improves efficacy, productivity, and personal satisfaction. learning to manage your time will improve... Read More
July 30, 2018
Learn About How Your Overall Psychological Well Being Can Impact Your Physical Health
If you have a physically demanding jobor lifestyle, it is crucial to understand how your psychological well being affects your physical health and performance. Some ways in which poor psychological health has been shown to have a negative impact on physical health include:
Depression has been linked to:
67% increased risk of death from heart disease
50% increased risk of death from cancer
Also, your body... Read More
July 6, 2018
Find Out How To Make The Most Of Your Eight Hours
Leading a healthy life can seem simple, move your body, eat right and get enough sleep. If you’re anything like me, it can be easy to prioritize work, school, and other obligations and end up putting sleep on the back-burner. This could leave you feeling irritable, run down, and have a negative effect on work and school.
So, why is sleep so important to living a healthy life? Sleep is important because:
Improves concentration and productivity... Read More
April 20, 2018
Find Out More About How To Appropriately Manage Stress Levels
The stresses of work, school, family, and friends can take a toll on your mental well-being. The feeling that you don’t have enough time to get work done, and the guilt of not being able to spend time with your loved ones is enough to put a lot of pressure on someone.
However, there are ways to become less stressed about certain situations. In order to know what is making you the most stressed you must first identify the stressor. Is... Read More
March 30, 2018
Normalizing Mental Health
In our society, there is a stigma around mental illness and poor mental health. This stigma being that people with a mental illness are somehow not the same as people without a mental illness, and are at a disadvantage. However, this is not always the case.
Stigma involves stereotypes, prejudice, and discriminations towards people who are not like the “norm”, and then separating them as someone who is different. Mental illness can include:
Bipolar... Read More