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Mental Health

Sleep is the Best Medication

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Author: 
Julie Hurlbut
Wednesday, April 2, 2014

                                      Stuart Miles

March 7th through the 13th was National Sleep Awareness Week. As busy college students, we tend to neglect sleep. After all, we have so much to get done in a day that sleep is usually put on the back burner. People who sleep poorly are significantly more likely to develop mental illness, such as depression and anxiety, and are more susceptible to have changes in mood and stress levels. For our mental, physical, social, and emotional wellbeing, it is important that we are all getting the recommended amount of sleep a night, which is approximately eight hours.

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Kick Butts to Boost your Mental Health

Monday, March 17, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Monday, March 17, 2014

                                              digitalart

Most people are aware of the physical health risks associated with smoking tobacco, but research shows that smoking can also have significant effects on an individual’s mental health. Many people turn to tobacco for temporary stress relief, but recent findings prove that smoking has adverse long-term mental health effects. Nicotine only produces temporary feelings of pleasure. Once the feelings diminish, withdrawal symptoms rapidly set in.

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Tea Time

Friday, March 7, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Friday, March 7, 2014

                                    zirconicusso

What’s better than enjoying a nice cup of tea to either jumpstart your day or wind down at night?

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Yoga on Campus

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, March 5, 2014

                                          LSchramm

Yoga is a great way to get exercise, relieve some stress, and have fun! On campus you can participate in free yoga in the MUB and in the Hamel recreation center.

Yoga is an exercise that combines breathing and stretching. It is usually done in a quiet, dimly light room, and with an instructor leading the stretches or poses. Yoga is a great exercise for all ages because there are many forms with varying intensities. Some different types of yoga include:

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Mentally Preparing for the Perfect Interview

Friday, February 28, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Friday, February 28, 2014

                                                      Scottchan

As college students we are in a constant state of stress between assignment deadlines, grades, and finding jobs.Everyone reading this has likely had an interview before, so you can understand the anxiety that comes along with having to talk yourself up to a stranger.These are some tips that I use to help reduce the stresses of interviewing!

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Positive Imagery and its Effects on Well-Being

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Author: 
Kelsey McCullough
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

                                                        Kelsey McCullough

In college we are surrounded by nay-sayers. Each day passing people on campus I hear “I just know I’m going to fail”, “I will never be able to finish in time”, or “It’s hopeless”. I have found that in my life by focusing on the positive things and the things that are in my own control I am a happier person. Often times when schoolwork becomes completely overwhelming I like to take a step back and look at all the steps I need to do. Usually if I write down my assignments and due dates school work will seem much less daunting.

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Boost Your Self-Esteem in Less Than an Hour

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Author: 
Mollie Behan
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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In honor of February being National Boost Your Self-Esteem Month, here are some quick and easy tricks to get an instant pick-me-up!

Smile: It’s natural, it’s easy, and it’s free! Smiling not only brings a positive light to others, but smiling can also be an instant mood changer! When we smile, we release endorphins and change the blood flow in our brains, which make us feel happier. Next time you need an instant self-esteem boost, try showing those pearly whites!

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Winter Blues got you down?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Author: 
Suzanne Hogan
Thursday, February 20, 2014

                                                       anankkml

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.), also known as the Winter Blues, is a pattern of seasonal depression usually starting in the fall months and ending in the spring time.Many people experience S.A.D. as there is less sunlight in the winter months and less time spent outdoors.Symptoms of S.A.D. include increased sadness, higher irritability, increased anxiety, increase in weight, lack of energy, and increased sleep.While everyone may feel a bit more sluggish in the colder months, S.A.D. can have serious consequences such as school or work problems and social withdrawal.

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Mental Health on Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Author: 
Heather DeMello
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

                                                            Photo: Grant Cochrane

Chocolate hearts and drug stores decked out in pink and red can only mean that Valentine’s Day is around the corner. While there is no shortage of romance, the holiday can produce more anxiety than bliss for some. There is constant pressure from the media to prove your love for someone through a single day of gifts and grand gestures. Couples often stress over what buy each other and those who do not have a partner are sometimes left feeling alone; hence the term “Single Awareness Day”.

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