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 psychological health issues. Anxiety and depression are most common.
Psychological health 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... 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
February 20, 2019
Find Out How Knowing Your Own Body Can Make You More Mindful
First and foremost, somatic intelligence is understanding how your body responds to danger and uses that knowledge of your own body to face adversity, and cope with life’s daily challenges. It can also be known as the process of raising your own self-awareness, leading to a change in one’s behavioral patterns, typically for the better.
So, how does one go about obtaining somatic intelligence of their body? Somatic intelligence is... Read More
February 14, 2019
Make Valentine’s Day about you this year!
Research has shown that loving yourself and appreciating who you are can lead to happiness. It is important to take time to care for yourself. It is also important to make time every day to do things that make you happy. Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day and do something for yourself that you know will make you happy.
If you’re struggling with self-love, here are some tips:
Make a list of 5 things you love about yourself: Hold on to this... Read More
February 4, 2019
How To Beat The Winter Blues Instead Of Hibernating
Although the holiday season has come to an end, the winter season seems like it’s just beginning. When it gets dark out early, and its bitterly cold outside, sometimes it’s hard to gain motivation to do something. Until warmer months approach us, here are some ideas to keep in mind while trying to beat the cold weather blues.
Exercise by joining a gym class, or doing yoga while watching TV. Exercising can help increase your levels of... Read More