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
June 16, 2016
5 Facts About Eating Disorders On A College Campus
Eating disorders affect millions of individuals in the United States. Around ten million females and one million males battle with this disease.
The occurrence of eating disorders is prevalent on college campuses due to the change of environment. The amplified pressure and stress from being a college student can lead to various mental health problems such as an eating disorder.
Individuals between the ages of 18-21 are more susceptible to... Read More
June 7, 2016
Join the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) And Let The Stress Fly Away
The challenges that life throws at you have the ability of causing a lot of stress, but it’s up to you to figure out how to deal with the stress that you’re facing. What do you do when you feel like the stress is taking over your life? Do you let it be or do you try and get help?
The next time you’re feeling stressed over the challenges life throws at you, do something about it. Not dealing with your troubles only makes... Read More
May 24, 2016
Stress Relief Tips In Order to Gain Control Over Mental Wellness
Being stressed out can be more detrimental to one’s health than individuals realize. Stress affects not only your mood and emotions, but your physical and mental health as well.
Some specific symptoms of stress include feeling overwhelmed, having heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, mood swings, or changes in appetite. There are innumerable symptoms of stress because stress affects everyone differently.
However, there is good news.... Read More
May 4, 2016
How Implementing Yoga into Your Daily Routine Can Help Relieve Stress
The semester is almost over even though it felt like it just started! It is around this time in the semester when stress levels are high and it seems like you can never get a break. Now you can with by introducing some yoga into your routine! Luckily, UNH has many opportunities these last couple of weeks for you to try to do some relaxing yoga. Here are some upcoming yoga events on campus:
-Frazzle Free Finals Outdoor Lawn... Read More
April 27, 2016
Stress Relieving Activities During Finals Week
Every year Frazzle Free Finals takes place in Dimond Library at UNH. These three days are meant to de-stress students during a very hectic time.
Stress management is very important during finals week, which is why UNH offers various activities to try and relieve and reduce that stress. This semester Frazzle Free Final activities will take place Tuesday, May 10th through Thursday, May 12th.
Some of the events include visits from therapy dogs from... Read More
April 20, 2016
How Focusing on Your Breath Can Bring You Peace of Mind
The semester is coming to an end, and with it comes lots of stress. Finals are approaching, assignments are due, and the stress seems to keep piling on. Don’t you wish you could just get a break? Well, here is a tip to help you relax in the upcoming weeks; just breathe.
Stress can cause your anxiety to rise, which in turn, causes your breathing to become quick, shallow, and irregular. Using breathing mediations can help your breath to... Read More
April 15, 2016
Stop the Stigma
Stop the Stigma is an organization at the University of New Hampshire whose mission is to spread awareness and educate the UNH community about mental health and suicide.
Here are a few ways to stop the stigma:
1. Learn about mental health because the only way you can spread awareness and educate others is if you learn the facts first.
2. Another important step to raise awareness is to start the conversation! Once people start talking about mental health it makes it easier for... Read More
March 30, 2016
Learn About the Benefits of Group Counseling
As college students, we know first hand how difficult balancing school, work, relationships, exercise, healthy eating, the occasional illness, and personal matters can be. Sometimes it all becomes too overwhelming to handle on our own. Group counseling is a great way to find help.
The Counseling Center at UNH explains why group counseling is proven to be effective:
Students realize they are not alone and find support;
Students realize they can easily... Read More
March 23, 2016
Now is the Time to Care for Yourself
Another year is upon us, and with a new year new stresses occur, along with the old stresses we had the previous year. The American Institute of Stress says that 44% of Americans are more stressed than they had been five years ago. This can be due to so many different situations. Maybe you indulged too much over the holidays are now stressed because you want to get back to your regular diet or start a healthier one. Maybe money is tight now. Maybe work is... Read More