Adding Mental Health to your College Student’s Checklist

photo-1484480974693-6ca0a78fb36bIt’s the summer between high school graduation and freshman year in college and your young adult has passed the test.  They have done everything required to earn their high school diploma.  They are headed to college and the mad dash begins to get X-Long Twin sheet, towels, toiletries, books, supplies, a backpack and clothes, but what about the non-tangible items?  Mental health is ...

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Technology Innovations in Mental Health

phoneThe use of technology today has far surpassed just daily phone calls and text messages; we now use our phones to track daily life activities and can even use them to better our mental health. Technology can be extremely beneficial in many different ways and is constantly expanding. For instance, mental health apps, blogs, podcasts and online assessments have been developed ...

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LGBT Pride Month

qBeginning June 1st, join us in celebrating LGBT Pride Month in honor of the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Greenwich Village. The Stonewall riots were prompted by a raid that took place at Stonewall Inn in Manhattan, New York. These riots were in protest of the raid and called for the establishment of places that gay and lesbians could go and be open about their sexuality. The Stonewall uprising was an important ...

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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May is mental health awareness month! This May, join us as we challenge ourselves in the #4Mind4Body Challenge to focus both on our physical and mental wellbeing. The #4Mind4Body Challenge was created by Mental Health America to help individuals focus on their overall health. Each day of the week, during the month of May, will have a special theme to guide you in ...

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Brain Injury Awareness Month

photo-1453847668862-487637052f8aMarch is Brain Injury Awareness Month, which is a topic very close to my heart. According to the CDC, 2.5 million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury every year, and an estimated 5.3 million Americans are living today with disability related to brain injury. Unfortunately, awareness surrounding Brain Injury and how it affects target individuals is limited. There is ...

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Random Acts of Kindness

sandrachile-686986-unsplashWe’ve all heard such phrases as “paying it forward” and “do unto others”, but it turns out there’s actually a substantial amount of scientific backing behind the principle of doing good for others. We all know that doing good feels good, but there are also a multitude of other benefits that profit not only others, but ourselves as well.

According to research, ...

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Mental Wellness

estee-janssens-396889-unsplashMany of us are setting new goals at this time of year to take better care of ourselves. I want to catch the wave of this annual enthusiasm and encourage readers to set a goal to take better care of your mental health. While people often think about eating healthier, starting a fitness routine, or quitting an unhealthy habit, they ...

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Just Breathe: Deep Breathing Technique

Feeling stressed? Just breathe! Try this 3 second triangle deep breathing guide to slow down your mind and body and bring a sense of calm to your day. Using shapes or images to assist with deep breathing practices is a great way to practice mindfulness! Breathe in through the nose for 3 seconds, hold that breathe for 3 seconds and then breathe out the nose or mouth for 3 seconds. Continue this exercise for 5-8 rounds.

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