December 9, 2015
Does The Holiday Season Make You Tense?
With the holidays quickly approaching, many moms and dads may have an increased stress level.
You are likely thinking about countless hours of decorating, cleaning, cooking, shopping for gifts, and driving from party to party. You end up feeling overwhelmed and exhausted and in need a vacation.
However, you can make this year different! Be realistic, planning ahead will help to minimize your stress level. Don’t be tempted to leave you “to- do list” until... Read More
November 17, 2015
It's time to reflect on the state of your own mental health and try something new that could help you cope with some of the daily struggles in your life.
The Huffington Post states that anyone could benefit from therapy, even if they are the healthiest person in the world. The article states that “therapy can help you handle emotions from problems or stressors, even if they aren’t dramatically life-altering or traumatic.” Do not underestimate your own emotional, physical, or mental struggles.... Read More
October 29, 2015
How To Minimize Stress in College
Student: “It’s only the beginning of the year, and I’m already so stressed out from school, work, my internship and my social life. I never sleep. I have a cold that just won’t go away. I get irritated with my roommates all the time, and just about anything annoys me. Ugh I give up.”
Sound familiar? You are not alone. Data from the 2013 American College Health Association indicates that stress is the #1 concern for UNH students. Often times, it... Read More
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
June 11, 2015
Stress Relieving Techniques to Help You Unwind
In today’s society, we are so often bombarded by technology and the responsibilities that come with it. It can be hard to not let yourself become stressed out from all the different emails, appointments, phone calls, texts, work, etc that come along with living in a high paced world. To help yourself unplug from this technologic life, take five to ten minutes out of your day to practice a meditation technique.
There are many different ways to help... Read More