November 29, 2021
Keep Your Mind in Shape!
Mental fitness can be defined as having and maintaining a state of well-being and cultivating awareness of how we think, feel, and behave. The same way that physical fitness provides us with an increased skillset and awareness, mental fitness helps in the same way. Practicing good mental fitness provides with better capacity for decision making, whether coming from external or internal stimuli and therefore less likely to sustain emotional injury. Mental fitness is the... Read More
November 22, 2021
How To Make the Most out of Your Enviroment!
Our environment undeniably affects our mood and capability of completing tasks. If our environment makes us feel overwhelmed or stressed out, we feel this impact. One of the most common causes of an unhealthy environment is unnecessary clutter. Removing or controlling the clutter in our lives allows us to directly reduce these stressors, causing us to feel happier, less stressed, and more confident in ourselves. Decluttering is the process of... Read More
November 9, 2021
Tips on How to Practice Self Care
If you’re anything like me, you tend to have a lot on your plate, and find it difficult to take time for yourself. Besides, many people when they hear the term “self-care” think of taking the entire day to do nothing but lie in bed and do face masks and watch TV. Although there is nothing wrong with this, many people do not have time to do that.
There are many simple and easy ways to practice self-care. No matter how busy you are, it is important to always... Read More
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