The University of Washington has long been a leader in the development and evaluation of prevention programs and intervention efforts targeting risky alcohol use among college students. In fact, researchers at the Addictive Behaviors Research Center (ABRC) in the Department of Psychology and the Center for the Study of Health and Risk Behaviors (CSHRB) in
Each quarter, a team of volunteers to help staff the Wellness Resource Center. Here is a list of the people who are involved during the 2014 Winter quarter:
Thanks to all of these dedicated volunteers for giving their time to assist in staffing the Wellness Resource Center!
First-year students (and their parents!) usually have expectations about college life long before actually leaving home. Some students look forward to college, and are eager to experience more freedom and adventure, while others may feel enthusiastic initially, only to discover that they don't feel happy, comfortable, or secure in their new environment.
The end of a relationship is one of the more painful and stressful things people experience. As a culture, we have no clear-cut rituals for ending relationships or saying goodbye to significant others. We are often unprepared for the feelings we experience in the process. Sometimes, the emotions that come up after a breakup can catch us off-guard and affect our functioning at school, work, and in other relationships.
An eating disorder is a medical illness caused by a disturbance in eating or exercising habits or body image that negatively affects a person's overall health. Eating disorders are often characterized by severely limiting food intake or excessive overeating. Sometimes exercise, vomiting, laxatives, or diuretics are used to eliminate food and calories from the body after an individual has eaten, or binged. A
Starting to feel anxious about "going home" or being around family for the holidays? Here are seven tips to help you make the most of the season and enjoy the break from academic pressures.
For many of us, sitting for extended periods of time glaring at a computer screen is an integral part of our daily routine. Yet little do we recognize how significantly the design and arrangement of our computer workstation equipment impacts our health. Improper computer ergonomics is a leading cause of neck and back pain, shoulder fatigue, carpal tunnel, and eye strain.
Approaching an individual with a personal health-related issue is a process often involving many elements including engaging in dialogue, educating yourself and your friend, and exploring resources, with the eventual goal of them seeking additional help from a health care professional.