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Archives for Mental Health

College and the Long Distance Relationship

by Mackenzie M. August 31st, 2017 | Mental Health
The mental health of college students is often sorrowfully neglected. It is time to address one issue concerning a student’s mental health that can distract from homework, friends, family, and life goals in general: the long distance relationship. I have seen the mental health of my peers deteriorate in a matter of days, due to the stress and struggle that long distance relationships can put on them.

Let me explain my viewpoint.

In my dorm hallway freshman year, five of the twenty people began their year involved in a long distance relationship. First, there was Gracie. Gracie had been dating the same
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Cope With Post-Commencement Stress Disorder

by Mackenzie M. March 30th, 2017 | Mental Health
As the college graduation season draws close, many students are getting excited to receive their degrees and move on with their lives. Other students, however, are absolutely terrified of what lies ahead. In fact, these fears are not completely unfounded due to the poor job market and the incredible amount of alternative opportunities outside of the work force to choose from. While most people are mildly nervous about what the future holds, many graduates experience a phenomenon known as post-commencement stress disorder. Stress is normal at graduation, but too much stress can have detrimental effects on health, happiness, and
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Fighting Burn Out

by Jessica B. October 1st, 2015 | Mental Health
If you are stuck in a rut it can be hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, but burn out is a thing that can affect every aspect of your life, from how you work, to how you interact with your family. Here are a few tips for you to help recognize burn out before it gets too late, and how to combat it before you spiral into a deep depression.

1) Recognize the signs – Are you finding it harder and harder to get out of bed in the morning? Feeling
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Tips for Creating a Safe Oasis that Provides Peace of Mind

by Editorial Team August 26th, 2015 | Mental Health
Home is where the heart is. It’s where you receive the most protection and shelter from the ways of the world and the environment. It is expected to be a place where you can let your hair down and unwind, so to speak. Your home is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make in life, and thus creating an oasis, a humble abode that gives you peace of mind is only right.

So how does someone create peace of mind within the confinements of their own home?

1.  Create a Sense of Security

Your home should be a location that you
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Fitness for Improved Mental Health

by Jessica B. July 9th, 2015 | Mental Health
There are many ways that movement can help improve your mental health. Whether you are fighting depression, anxiety, or any other illness, combined with treatment under the care of a health professional, fitness can help lead the way to success. Here are some tips to get you moving and to improve your mental health.

All you need is a good pair of shoes and preferably a music device!

1) Walking – A simple stroll around the block can be a great way to improve your mood. Dare to step off the treadmill and into the great outdoors. It will help you
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All health and medical information is provided for educational purposes and is not meant to replace the medical advice or treatment of your healthcare professional.