During uncertain economic times, graduate students are faced with increased anxiety about the current job market and economy, as well as the challenges of graduating.
All of us are prone to feel some anxiety in our lives. But when anxiety affects our day to day functioning and enjoyment of life, it becomes an illness. Many people with anxiety disorder do not recognize it. You may have an anxiety disorder if you worry too much on most days for at least six months. Your anxiety may make it hard for you to live life normally. You might find it difficult to get a job, go to classes or make friends.
The Mental Health Clinic at Hall Health Center is pleased to announce the availability of free podcasts for you to download.
A podcast is an audio recording posted online, much like a short radio show, that you can download to your computer or MP3 player. Podcasts allow you to listen to lectures, interviews, and news on any device that plays MP3s. You can download an MP3 podcast from this page, or you can subscribe to podcasts using iTunes or any other music software that supports podcasting.
The college years represent a major transition period. You may be living away from home for the first time. However, the safety nets that can protect you at home may not exist at college. It is easier for problems to go unnoticed away from the eyes of parents, old friends, and high school teachers.
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.
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.
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.
Anger is a common, normal, healthy emotion felt by most people. It can range from mild irritation or annoyance to full-blown rage or physical violence.