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
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
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
April 1, 2016
Improving Your Mental Health
After a long, stressful day, it can be difficult to go for a jog or make way to the gym. People often want to unwind on the couch with their friends and binge- watch Netflix episodes. Individuals often overlook the importance of exercising not only for their physical health, but for their mental health.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that consistent physical activity can not only improve physical health, but can assist with keeping your mind sharp as... Read More
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
October 27, 2015
Come Join UNH in Helping to Prevent Suicide and Promote Mental Wellness Across Campus
College can present many challenges that are difficult to deal with. You may be trying to balance schoolwork, a part-time job, participating in clubs, a social life, and/or playing a sport. You may feel as if everything is piling up and you are unsure how to make it go away.
On October 29, 2015 from 11 AM to 2 PM, UNH is hosting Fresh Check Day in the Granite State Room of the MUB. This is your chance to learn... Read More
November 6, 2014
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the daily stressors at work? Do ever feel like your stress is piling up like a tall stack of papers and you are unsure how to lessen the stack of papers? Well don’t you worry because you are not the only one. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health report, 25% of Americans view their job as the number one stressor in their daily lives. Excess stress can have an impact on your mental and emotional health. So how do you manage your... Read More
October 20, 2014
Are you an employee at UNH trying to find that balance between work and spending time with your family? Has work been stressful since the start of the new semester? Well UNH is here to help! The Counseling Center at UNH offers consultation services to all staff, professionals and faculty here at UNH. UNH also provides their employees with access to confidential counseling through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). The EAP is a referral program that assists employees in dealing with daily... Read More
October 8, 2014
Day after day, you are sitting at your desk and closed off from everything. You can feel the stress piling on as the day continues and there seems to be no end. You hope that when you get home it will not follow, but it does. You often go to others to talk about your day and how stressful it was. This may feel like a constant therapy session with your friends, but the benefits of being social have been proven to lower stress and improve mental health.
Whether it is good or bad topic, talking,... Read More
October 2, 2014
October 5th -11th is National Mental Health Awareness week. The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) begins the week with an annual walk in Concord to raise awareness about mental health right in New Hampshire. “Each year we fight stigma, provide support, educate the public and advocate for equal care. Each year, the movement grows stronger.” They encourage donations but more importantly encourage participation in the walk!
At UNH, the Department of Social Work is also hosting events!... Read More