December 1, 2020
What is the difference?
Anorexia nervosa has recently been revealed to be the mental illness with the highest rate of mortality. Yet, it seems like we don’t see any of this being covered in the media. Anorexia nervosa is one of three types of eating disorders. All eating disorders have a specific and diagnosable definition; in general, eating disorder is defined in the DSM-5 as “any range of psychological disorders characterized by abnormal or disturbed eating habits”. The DSM-5 is put out by... Read More
March 20, 2019
Graduating college is a big accomplishment, and symbolizes a jump into the real adult world. But is it a happy experience for everyone?
Post graduation depression is defined as extreme sadness and impaired functioning experienced by recent college graduates. Symptoms can include a perpetually negative perspective, decreased motivation to get out of bed, general hopelessness and even substance abuse. Most people are reluctant to report a depression post-grad due to the fact that entering the “... Read More
February 26, 2019
Learn How Getting Outside Can Increase Your Mood During Winter Months
The winter months bring shorter days and colder weather. With that, our circadian rhythms change, causing us to often feel more tired and less motivated. Many people feel that during winter it is hard to find activities to do outside, and end up spending most of every day inside. However, winter does not mean that you must be trapped inside. Studies have shown that people who are feeling down during the winter months often... Read More
November 16, 2018
Suicide Rates by Young Adults in New Hampshire are on the Rise
New Hampshire’s young adult suicide rates are growing at a saddening rate. The rates of suicide by young adults in New Hampshire are 50% higher than the national average, according to the Concord Monitor. Certain regions in New Hampshire are even worse. The northern part of the state has suicide rates almost as high as Alaska, the state with the highest rates of suicide in the country. As a state, we are seriously lacking funding... Read More
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