What is depression? Depression is a common mental health problem that will affect 44% of college students. It varies in depression and duration. Depression can be a temporary reaction to stress, loss, or life challenges. Severe or chronic depression usually requires professional help. Click Read More for further information.
Depression is a common mental illness, especially among college students. Around 44% of college students experience symptoms of depression at some point during their college time. However, there are also many misconceptions about depression that make it seem like having depression makes you a bad person or that you’ll never succeed in college. Check out ... [Read more...]
College is stressful for everyone, but you aren’t in it alone. We want to be able to support our friends when they are having difficult times or are feeling stressed out. Sometimes it can be difficult to figure out how to talk to friends when we notice there may be a problem. It can also ... [Read more...]
Keeping our stress in check is difficulty with the constant pressures of college. Sometimes stress can serve to motivate us, but too much stress for too long can have detrimental effects on our minds and our bodies. The video below explains how stress can be good- and bad. There are ways to combat stress- ... [Read more...]
Diaphragmatic breathing is a breathing technique that helps to increase oxygen in the body and decrease stress. When we’re stressed, we tend to only use the upper part of our lungs, or breathing with our upper chest. This shallow breathing causes a disruption in the balance of carbon dioxide and oxygen in our bodies and ... [Read more...]
A certain level of stress is normal for everyone, especially college students. However, too much for too long may interfere with your academic performance and cause both physical and emotional issues. Here are some signs that your stress level might be crossing into an unhealthy zone: Taking longer to fall asleep or waking up ... [Read more...]
College is a difference experience for everyone. It’s easy to get caught up in class schedules, sports, clubs, volunteer work, homework, studying, and friends and forget about our own emotional, physical, and mental health. The SPU Wellness Initiative wants to help you in your journey through college and all address all the difficulties that you ... [Read more...]