October 10, 2020
Exercise for Physical and Emotional Wellbeing
When you think of yoga, I’m sure you may start to think of crazy poses that seem almost impossible, trying to keep track of your breathing, and wondering if you are even doing the poses correctly. Although there are many known health benefits (physically and emotionally) associated with yoga, this practice can sometimes induce stress for those who are new to the practice. If you are one of those who finds yourself stressed out at the regular yoga... Read More
September 29, 2020
Doomscrolling's Impact On Mental Health
Over the past six months, many people have increased their screentime in efforts to stay updated on everything that is happening in the world. People are getting their news in social media and news outlet websites. Some news outlets that typically charge for a monthly subscription, such as the New York Times, have even eliminated their subscription fees in efforts to make news more accessible to people. Now, psychologist are warning about the potential... Read More
September 22, 2020
How Can I...
Welcome back! Today’s blog is entitled “How can I protest?”
If you are paying attention, you know there is a lot going on in the country and the world right now. One of those things is protesting. Protesting can look like many things - taking to the streets peacefully, boycotting a company’s products and services, or even starting respectful discussions among your peers. The First Amendment gives people the right to peacefully assemble; it is your right.
Protesting allows our... Read More
September 14, 2020
Reducing Stress And Anxiety
With the semester under way, some people may start to begin to feel the early stages of stress. Between new classes, new professors, and new protocols for the pandemic, the stress we experience may feel worse than it has during previous semesters. To help relieve some of the symptoms of stress, doctors and psychologists might suggest drinking herbal tea during a stressful day. Herbal tea is the type of tea that contains little to no caffeine and is known to relieve... Read More
September 9, 2020
Understanding Safe Drinking
On any given weekend during a college semester, most people think of things such as parties, socializing, and alcohol. Although there are many new changes surrounding safety protocols this semester due to the pandemic, it is still crucial that we understand what it means to “drink safely,” even if you choose not to attend parties or go out to bars. To understand safe drinking, we need to know what a standard serving of alcohol looks like, how many drinks the body... Read More
September 1, 2020
Resources To Check In On Mental Health
Those who have lived on campus can probably agree that getting the notification from the Granite Square Station that a care package has been delivered for you can be incredibly exciting. This is especially exciting if the care package is unexpected.
Recently, Psychological & Counseling Services (PACS) has decided to created a care package of their own for Wildcats. This is virtual and is "packed" with fun and helpful resources for all students,... Read More
August 25, 2020
How Can I...
Welcome back! Today's blog is entitled "How can I educate myself?"
To get us started, we're going to talk about the idea that what you think you know about American history is probably wrong. Specifically, what you were taught about slavery, the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the civil rights movement; everything that has led us to the existence of racism in today's society IS PROBABLY WRONG.
A 2018 report from the Southern Poverty Law Center indicates a widespread... Read More
August 19, 2020
Managing Your Mental Health
During the pandemic, many health experts are now concerned about people experiencing "crisis fatigue." When a person experiences a stressful situation, their body goes into fight-or-flight mode, and after the situation has occurred the body calms back down to a more restful state. This year has brought both a global pandemic and a harsh political climate into the United States. With no immediate end in sight, the body has responded to these stressful events but has... Read More
August 18, 2020
How Can I...
I have titled this blog series “How Can I?” The idea is that as I offer information and share my experiences about racism, readers might feel motivated into taking action steps to further their education. Today’s blog is entitled “How can I be an ally?”
An ally is a member of the majority group, who works to end oppression in his or her personal life through support of, and as an advocate for, the oppressed population. In plainer words, an ally is someone who sees... Read More
August 10, 2020
Social Activism Series
Hi! I’m Layla, a senior Communication student at UNH. I am using my internship with Healthy UNH as a platform to discuss my experiences with a topic lots of people are having a hard time talking about right now: racism. My family is Turkish-Cypriot, and I am not white passing. This makes me different from most people living in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire is one of the top ten whitest states in America...in fact, it’s the 4th whitest. That means that there’s not much... Read More