According to the National Institute of Mental Health, technology has opened a new frontier in mental health support and data collection. Mobile devices like cell phones, smartphones and tablets are giving the public, doctors and researchers new ways to access help, monitor progress and increase understanding of mental wellbeing.
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Mental health is essential to overall health and well-being. Mental illnesses are common and treatable. So much of what we do physically impacts us mentally. It’s important to pay attention to both physical health and mental health, which can help achieve overall wellness and be a path to… more »
Don’t brush off that yearly feeling as simply a case of the winter blues or a seasonal funk. Take daily steps to keep mood and motivation steady. While some students may not notice how the wintry weather affects emotions, it’s important to check-in with the body.
What is Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Answer: A type… more »
With late nights of studying added to the general stresses of being a student, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Stress can affect your mental and physical health, negatively impact relationships with friends and family and contribute to poor academic performance. Therefore, the ability to effectively manage stress is an important life skill for students to… more »
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This is an important time to share and promote resources dedicated to suicide prevention. It is important for everyone to learn how to help a friend or family member who may be depressed and at risk of harm.
Suicide remains the second leading cause of death among young… more »
The JED Foundation has re-ignited their Love is Louder campaign. The campaign centers around a community of people working together to build a world where we all feel connected and supported. The foundation wants individuals and communities all over the globe to commit to taking actions that make us all feel… more »
13 Reasons Why is the latest Netflix show everyone is obsessed with. While the show has received a lot of praise for its diversity, for flipping the silent dead girl trope and for its overarching message to be kinder to others, there are a growing number of people who are criticizing the show’s troubling portrayal… more »
Volunteering offers vital help to people in need, worthwhile causes and the community, but the benefits can be even greater for the volunteer. Volunteering and helping others can help reduce stress, combat depression, keep people mentally stimulated and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more people volunteer, the more benefits they’ll… more »
According to USA Today, 71% of those with internet addiction are between the ages of 18 to 24. The study also found that 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online than they do in-person. Internet, social media and gaming addictions have become increasingly more popular among college students and their… more »
Change is always around the corner. Whether looking forward to change or struggling with it, change has effects on the mind and body. In the midst of a new year, it’s important to recognize how to cope with change in order to effectively handle it, rather than letting it control the situation. Here are some… more »