September 12, 2017
Could Your Stress Be Something Far Greater?
Anxiety is defined by the American Psychological Association as an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes such as increased blood pressure. Stress on the other hand, has these same characteristics aside from the fact that it is in a reaction to a particular circumstance or situation. Stress is a much more temporary state.
Anxiety can be categorized into different disorders such as generalized anxiety... Read More
February 12, 2015
There are several moments in life when we are handed situations that cause us to feel nervous or anxious.
These emotions can cause us to feel overwhelmed, tense, irritable, and out of control. Anxiety can have severe effects on our body such as feeling fatigued, sweating, stomach upset, pounding heart, lack of hunger and shortness of breath.
It is okay to have anxiety in moderation; it helps you maintain focus and can even give you motivation to help you feel prepared. If you ever feel... Read More
June 27, 2014
College students (and all of us) are burdened by the idea that we have to succeed in all areas of our lives to be as well balanced as we can, but when does the idea of being perfect go too far?
At times, there is a lot of pressure to get the best grades possible on our finals. There are many people that struggle with perfectionism, whether it is realized or not. Perfectionism is described as the belief that making mistakes us unacceptable, and everything must be error-free. Perfectionists... Read More
May 21, 2014
Did you know May is Mental Health Awareness month? Mental Health America has named May Mental Health Awareness month and chose this year’s theme to be “Mind Your Health”. The goal of Mental Health America is to construct public acknowledgement of the importance of mental health on the body and towards overall health. It’s important to recognize how the body and mind interact with each other. Poor health on one can greatly affect the other.
On the Mental Health America website, there are... Read More
May 12, 2014
As finals are here, now is a great time to talk about procrastination. It may seem like you have plenty of time to study and finish all your assignments, but with a full course load, you will probably need all the time you can get. Procrastinating and getting distracted can put you way behind schedule. What may seem like a quick Facebook break, can easily turn into an hour long process of looking through random people's pictures (we all know it happens) or taking countless Buzzfeed quizzes. All... Read More
April 2, 2014
March 7th through the 13th was National Sleep Awareness Week. As busy college students, we tend to neglect sleep. After all, we have so much to get done in a day that sleep is usually put on the back burner. People who sleep poorly are significantly more likely to develop mental illness, such as depression and anxiety, and are more susceptible to have changes in mood and stress levels. For our mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing, it is important that we are all getting the... Read More
February 20, 2014
Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), also known as the Winter Blues, is a pattern of seasonal depression usually starting in the fall months and ending in the spring time.Many people experience S.A.D. as there is less sunlight in the winter months and less time spent outdoors.Symptoms of S.A.D. include increased sadness, higher irritability, increased anxiety, increase in weight, lack of energy, and increased sleep.While everyone may feel a bit more sluggish in the colder months, S.A.D. can... Read More
February 12, 2014
Chocolate hearts and drug stores decked out in pink and red can only mean that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. While there is no shortage of romance, the holiday can produce more anxiety than bliss for some. There is constant pressure from the media to prove your love for someone through a single day of gifts and grand gestures. Couples often stress over what buy each other and those who do not have a partner are sometimes left feeling alone; hence the term “Single Awareness Day”. But,... Read More
September 9, 2013
The transition from high school to college is a big step for many teens. Moving into a dorm room, eating in dining halls, hugging your parents’ goodbye, and leaving childhood friends, can be extremely overwhelming for a college freshman. It is a time of change and for many it represents the beginning of adulthood. Many students, like myself, do not do well with change at all. The sudden change of environment and new responsibilities can cause students a great deal of stress and can make the... Read More
July 12, 2013
Being college students, we get enough anxiety in the form of schoolwork, midterms, work and money issues, and the last thing we need is any more anxiety to add to the pile. Unfortunately, with the increase in technology in the past decade, a new form of anxiety is emerging known as "cyberchondria." Cyberchondria is the internet version of hypochondria where people go online and self diagnose themselves with having certain diseases and sicknesses and think the worst. Thirty-five percent of... Read More