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
October 19, 2018
Learn more about Seasonal Affective Disorder
New Englanders are more prone to a type of depression called, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). People living in New England are at more risk as we live far from the equator. Roughly 9% of residents suffer from SAD, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). With the fall season in full swing, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms.
Feelings of sadness most of the day
Females... Read More
October 3, 2018
Find Out How PACS Can Be More Than Just Counseling
Psychological and Counseling Services (PACS) at UNH provides students with support and education for their personal and academic success through confidential counseling, psychiatric consultation, and outreach and prevention services. However, PACS at UNH is much more than just counseling services. They do offer a number of different counseling services including, individual counseling, group counseling, and couple’s counseling.
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September 5, 2018
Learn About Five Simple Ways To Reduce Stress
Have you been feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and/or stressed? Here are five easy ways to reduce stress:
1. Get More Sleep
Sleep Deprivation can affect memory, judgement and mood. Research has proved that most Americans would be happier and healthier if they slept an extra 60 to 90 minutes per night.
2. Manage Time
The efficient utilization of time improves efficacy, productivity, and personal satisfaction. learning to manage your time will improve... 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
July 6, 2018
Find Out How To Make The Most Of Your Eight Hours
Leading a healthy life can seem simple, move your body, eat right and get enough sleep. If you’re anything like me, it can be easy to prioritize work, school, and other obligations and end up putting sleep on the back-burner. This could leave you feeling irritable, run down, and have a negative effect on work and school.
So, why is sleep so important to living a healthy life? Sleep is important because:
Improves concentration and productivity... 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
March 30, 2018
Normalizing Mental Health
In our society, there is a stigma around mental illness and poor mental health. This stigma being that people with a mental illness are somehow not the same as people without a mental illness, and are at a disadvantage. However, this is not always the case.
Stigma involves stereotypes, prejudice, and discriminations towards people who are not like the “norm”, and then separating them as someone who is different. Mental illness can include:
Bipolar... Read More
February 23, 2018
What You Should Know About NEDA Week and UNH ECM
National Eating Disorder Awareness Week is February 26th, 2018 – March 4th, 2018. This event is hosted at UNH Monday February 26th – Friday March 2nd by the Eating Concerns Mentors (ECM). This is a week devoted to raising awareness of eating disorders at the University of New Hampshire.
According the NEDA, “Our culture has complicated relationships with food, exercise, and appearance. 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown eating... Read More
January 24, 2018
Learn How the Changing Seasons Can Have an Impact On Your Mental Health
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs during the changing seasons. Only about 6% of the population suffers from SAD, while many others suffer from a less severe form referred to as the winter blues. Most people experience symptoms of the winter blues beginning in fall and continuing through the winter months. The cause of the winter blues is not directly known but a huge factor is the lack of... Read More