National Hygiene Week: Where Mental and Physical Health Collide

Written by Lauren Abrams, Contributing Writer July 5th–11th, was National Hygiene week! This might feel like an oddly specific week to have a national designation for, and for some, maybe it even feels superficial. But there’s a difference between selling beauty products and caring about hygiene.  First of all, hygiene and access to hygienic productsContinue reading “National Hygiene Week: Where Mental and Physical Health Collide”

Severe Mental Health Disorders: Recognizing the Signs

Written by Lauren Abrams, Contributing Writer ‘Teen angst’ starts to subside in our early twenties, and we can emotionally regulate more effectively. Or, at least, that’s a general trend. In the growing national conversation and awareness of mental health, I’ve been exposed to conversations about depression and anxiety throughout my education. Many of my peersContinue reading “Severe Mental Health Disorders: Recognizing the Signs”

Post Pandemic Anxiety: To Do Or Not To Do, That Is The Question

Written by Lauren Abrams, Contributing Writer It’s summer, the world feels like it’s opened up again, and many people are feeling back and better than ever! Not to make our long-awaited return to normalcy into a downer, but the transition back might feel like a bit of a bumpy ride for many. Depending on yourContinue reading “Post Pandemic Anxiety: To Do Or Not To Do, That Is The Question”

Anxiety: What To Do When Your Body Isn’t Listening

Written By Leslie Stevens, M.Ed., LCMHC If you deal with symptoms of anxiety, you know the challenges of your body not listening. Let me paint the picture. You are sitting at your desk, working away. Seemingly, all of a sudden, your heart starts beating rapidly, you feel a tightness in your chest, you get knotsContinue reading “Anxiety: What To Do When Your Body Isn’t Listening”

Naomi Osaka: Taking Care of HER Business

Written by Leslie Stevens, M.Ed., LCMHC This past weekend, Naomi Osaka, a 23-year old, two-time U.S. Open champion, made what I call mental health history. After being fined $15,000 and a looming threat to have her expelled from the tournament, Naomi withdrew from the French Open. What was all of this about you ask? NaomiContinue reading “Naomi Osaka: Taking Care of HER Business”

Stress & Anxiety Among Essential Workers

Written by Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 5/22/2021 Studies have shown that essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic are not only more susceptible to being exposed to the COVID-19 virus, but are showing increased prevalence for mental health issues such as depression and anxiety (1). The psychological distress brought on by their likely exposure to theContinue reading “Stress & Anxiety Among Essential Workers”

The Thing You Want to Leave in 2020: Hyper-productivity

Written By Mili Dhru, Contributing Writer 1/20/2021 It is hard to imagine a world before 2020 — a time time when the concept of social distancing was practically unheard of and wearing face masks in public spaces would provoke an exchange of suspicious glances from passersby. When word of the pandemic first started making internationalContinue reading “The Thing You Want to Leave in 2020: Hyper-productivity”

Let Me Help You! Effective Strategies for Coping with Stress & Anxiety

Written By Miracle Hawkins, Contributing Writer 1/16/2021 Stigma surrounding mental illness is slowly being dismantled and conversations surrounding mental health are becoming less taboo and more mainstream. Coping strategies and self-care have always been very popular concepts in the therapy and counseling world. Today, these concepts are being promoted more often and not just duringContinue reading “Let Me Help You! Effective Strategies for Coping with Stress & Anxiety”

Tips and Tools to Thrive in Public Speaking

Written by Raquel Nixon, Contributing Writer 1/15/2021 The fear of public speaking, also called glossophobia, is the number one most common social fear in America (uiowacounseling, 2021). Just the thought of getting up to speak in front of a group of people is enough to make most quiver. Few people may thrive in the spotlight,Continue reading “Tips and Tools to Thrive in Public Speaking”

Is This Really Happening? Entering the Job Market During a Pandemic

Written by Madalyn Brown, Contributing Writer 1/12/2021 Unfortunately, the workplace is competitive regardless of the field, and that was before a global pandemic.  But for many of us undergraduate students, living during an unprecedented pandemic, we aren’t completely sure how this will affect our ability to find jobs that suit us well.   Additionally, thereContinue reading “Is This Really Happening? Entering the Job Market During a Pandemic”

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