February 3, 2020
Sleep Is Self-Care Too
A recent survey found that 35% of Americans are not getting the recommended 7 hours of sleep each night. Are you part of that number? As people try to increase productivity more and more, sleep is prioritized less and less. As college students, it is difficult to balance classes, work, extra-curriculars, homework, and socializing. Unfortunately, as the to-do list lengthens, sleep is pushed aside. Sleeping in or going to bed early is often considered lazy or unproductive,... Read More
December 9, 2019
Revamp And Recharge Your Mind
Winter break is looked forward to by all people. College students get almost 5 weeks to relax and rejuvenate, and people in the workforce typically get a full week or more off. This time away from school or work is much needed for everyone. Multiple research studies have indicated that vacation time has many mental health benefits, such as relieving stress and anxiety. Here are the top benefits you are getting from your holiday break.
Life satisfaction - Vacation... Read More
November 25, 2019
Be Mindful Around The Table This Thanksgiving
The thought of Thanksgiving and other holidays sneaking up on us can be stressful to some people. What am I going to make? How am I going to have time to prepare for such an elaborate meal? Thanksgiving is all about spending time with loved ones. You should be able to relax and enjoy the moments you are sharing with your family and friends. Do you find yourself struggling to be present during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Here are... Read More
November 22, 2019
The Temperature May Be Dropping, But Your Happiness Doesn't Have To!
The cold temperature and shorter days can really take a toll on your mood. It's very normal to have fluctuations in your mood depending on what season it is. Cold, grey skies can really put a damper on things! Seasonal depression is a mood disorder that usually comes with the shorter days of fall and winter. It is extremely important ot treat seasonal depression, because it can really limit the joy in those who suffer from it... Read More
November 8, 2019
Embrace Mindfulness And Learn To Live In The Moment
Mindfulness is to be fully present in the current moment. Your mind is not wondering off thinking about yesterday or what could happen tomorrow. Being mindful is not easy, especially in today's world with every social platform an arm's length away on our phones. Being able to cut out all distractions of technology or in our surroundings will make you a happier and calmer person.
There are many exercises that can help you to come back to being... Read More
November 1, 2019
Easy Ways To Check Up On Your Mental Health
November is all about being present. As the semester goes on and finals week approaches, students will need to check up on their psychological well-being. Today, college students are under a lot of stress and may not make the time to check up on their mental health and prioritize mindfulness. There are many fast and easy ways to complete this important task.
Students at UNH can go to Psychological and Counseling Services, or PACS. Under the Self-... Read More
October 3, 2019
The Benefits Will Amaze You
What has you stressed out today? Let’s face it – almost everyone is stressed out with everything on their to-do lists. One of the many reasons people start to meditate is because of the benefits gained from the practice. Mental and physical stress creates a chemical reaction in bodies that causes a higher level of the stress hormone called cortisol, this chemical helps your body deal with stress. By meditating, people’s stress levels will be reduced, an improvement... Read More
July 9, 2019
Tips For Enjoying Your Summer And Keeping Your Mental Health In Check
Summer vacation is long anticipated by most people, but especially for those in a school setting, like students and teachers. Summer is synonymous with relaxing, soaking up the sun, and enjoying more leisurely days. However, some people with mental health issues report the summer can be tough.
People who struggle with anxiety and stress can experience difficulty with less structure to their schedules, the expectation to be "... Read More
April 9, 2019
Why Students Are Facing Psychological Problems
Young adults, especially college students (aged 18-24), are the most common group of people to struggle from emotional wellness issues. Anxiety and depression are most common.
Emotional wellness issues have always been prelevant in our society, but since approximately a decade or so ago, there has been a significant increase in numbers.
Students have to balance many parts of their life - academics, athletics, work, relationships - to ensure success... 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