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Mental Health

Battling Anxiety

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

AldenHale Mead

College is a time of great growth for a young adult. Sometimes, you completely lose sight of who you are. Negative thoughts and emotions can flood your mind, making it almost impossible to concentrate on anything truly important. I know first hand how difficult and lost anxiety can make you feel. It can debilitate you to a point where you wake up in the middle of the night shaking and short of breath. I battled anxiety my sophomore year of college and am proud to say that I am now happier than ever. I lost sight of what I wanted out of life.

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Talking about Mental Health

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Author: 
Ann Steeves
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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More than one in four adults over 18 years of age in the U.S. suffers from a diagnosable mental health disorder in a given year (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-numbers-count-mental-disorders-in-america/index.shtml). Individuals struggling with mental illnesses often feel stigmatized or too embarrassed to share their personal struggles with friends or family members.

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Sleeping Into a Better State of Mind

Monday, March 4, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Monday, March 4, 2013

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Remember the days when you would cry at the mention of bed time?  All the fighting for only an extra hour of TV time.  As a college student, sleep seems to become more of a reward; one that you could not be happier to achieve!  When your work is done for the day you can finally relax and dream away all of your stress.  More and more sleep is being lost today though, especially in the lives of college students.

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MUB Movies Provide Comic Relief

Monday, February 18, 2013

Author: 
Gabby Chesney
Monday, February 18, 2013

It’s been said that laughter is the best medicine. Although this statement might be a bit of a stretch, laughter does have several proven health benefits. An article was released by helpguide.org explaining the health benefits of laughter.

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Relationships Improve Mental Health

Friday, February 8, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, February 8, 2013

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Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is coming, in only a few! Excuse my lame attempt at a poem, but whether you like it or not Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  Some people are excited to take their significant others out for a special date and others are sitting in their room stewing over how this is the world's stupidest holiday. Whether you are pro-Valentine's Day or completely against it, there is no denying that it takes a toll on your mental health in some way.

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Want To Be Fierce and Fabulous?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Author: 
Kelley Simpson
Wednesday, February 6, 2013

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Do you want to connect with other UNH students and help discover your inner self? UNH created the empowering Be Fierce and Fabulous Women’s Group in 2007, and since then has successfully helped encourage and inspire over 100 individuals. College is a big transition in life, and can cause many mixed emotions for students. This motivational group serves the purpose of improving the confidence of young women and leads them on their way toward living a fulfilling life.

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Friends Are the Key to Your Mental Health

Friday, January 25, 2013

Author: 
Haeley Stewart
Friday, January 25, 2013

Being a student is almost a guarantee that at some point you are going to be stressed out and overwhelmed. When you have a horrible week and are up to your eyeballs in homework, exams and extracurricular activities, how do you make time for yourself? Some things I have done in the past to help get away are taking a nap, going for a run, taking a yoga class and even catching up on my favorite TV shows on Netflix. But one of my favorite things to do for myself is surrounding myself with my friends.

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Canines for a Cure: How Man’s Best Friend Can Help Defeat Depression

Friday, January 11, 2013

Author: 
Kendra Moffett
Friday, January 11, 2013

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Man’s best friend may be more important to your mental health than you might think. According to Ian Cook, MD, a psychiatrist and director of the Depression Research and Clinic Program at UCLA,

"Pets offer an unconditional love that can be very helpful to people with depression.”  Simply petting a dog or being in their presence has been shown to reduce tension and hypertension in some individuals.

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Bullying: It doesn’t stop in high school

Friday, December 21, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Friday, December 21, 2012

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Middle and high school are notorious for being difficult. Changing bodies and expectations have been the inspiration for many books, movies and TV shows. These tough times of life have been stereotyped and turned humorous. Bullying in middle school and high school has been considered normal- almost a rite of passage in modern America.

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Can Stress Levels Affect Your Health?

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Author: 
Madeleine Gould
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

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Do people describe you as an over-achiever? Do you strive for perfection? Are your friends amazed by your organizational abilities and timeliness? These traits describe people with “Type A” personalities. People who exhibit type A personalities tend to be very well on top of things, but having this sort of personality actually raises your risk of cardiovascular (heart) disease later in life, as proven by research done a few years ago. 

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