What is Anxiety?

Stress and anxiety are seemingly very similar, but the differences between the two are important.  Stress is a natural response of the body. In small to moderate doses, stress can be motivating, though chronic can have adverse effects on the body. Stress comes and goes depending on daily events.  Stress can be managed through changes ... [Read more...]

Mindfulness- What is it?

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”
 --Jon Kabat-Zinn Often, we find ourselves thinking about the past or the future. Mindfulness is a self-awareness practice that emphasizes being aware of the present moment, without making judgments about what you notice. Research has shown that mindfulness can ... [Read more...]

Suicide Prevention

The suicide rate among young adults ages 15-24 has triple since the 1950s, with 1 in 12 college students making a suicide plan at some point. It can be difficult to talk about suicide, but knowing common warning signs can help prevent suicide. Here are some of the most common signs of suicide among college ... [Read more...]

Faculty Spotlight: Depression and Students

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.