Inter-Fraternity Council & Sigma Chi Host Mental Health Speaker
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Inter-Fraternity Council & Sigma Chi Host Mental Health Speaker

The University Health Center applauds the efforts of student groups working to eliminate the stigma attached to mental health issues. Thank you to the Inter-Fraternity Council and Sigma Chi Fraternity for hosting this event. Photo courtesy of Inter-Fraternity Council and Sigma Chi

Spring Wellness Workshops
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Spring Wellness Workshops

In addition to the beautiful blooms on north campus, spring also means preparations for end of semester exams, and for some students, graduation. While this can be an exciting time, spring may bring apprehension for some as they prepare for the next phase of life’s journey. The University Health Center, in conjunction with the University…

Sustainability & Our Daily Food Choices
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Sustainability & Our Daily Food Choices

April is Earth Month. You’re probably familiar with the term sustainability when it comes to environmental impact of reusable versus disposable products, transportation choices, and energy use. But what about food choices? With over seven billion people living, breathing, and eating on planet Earth, our daily food choices can add up to a big environmental…

Pandemic-Induced Eating Disorders: A Discussion With CAPS
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Pandemic-Induced Eating Disorders: A Discussion With CAPS

Dr. Chris Corbett, Director of Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS), recently spent some time talking with Simran Kaur Malhotra, host of The Athens Frontline, a podcast from The Red & Black dedicated to the discussion of health topics, tips, and news. Listen in on their conversation about how the pandemic has affected the mental health…

Combatting Homesickness
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Combatting Homesickness

Being away from home can be difficult. You may feel as though you’re missing out on things, you may be lonely, or you may not feel comfortable in your new home yet. Whether it is your first year at UGA or you’re a senior, homesickness can impact you no matter how long you’ve been away from home.   What is homesickness?  Homesickness is defined by Merriam-Webster…

Intro to Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)
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Intro to Therapy Assistance Online (TAO)

Adjustment to a new environment, a new semester, or even a change in weather can affect the way we think, feel, and act. There are so many stressors, external and internal, that we experience throughout life that can make us feel low, anxious, overwhelmed, or lonely. Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is a resource to build…

Mentally Conquer Social Distancing!
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Mentally Conquer Social Distancing!

This  article has been adapted from SAMSHA’s Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During An Infectious Outbreak These are unprecedented times for everyone, so it’s understandable to be struggling with some stressful feelings. You might have anxiety, worry or fear related to many things, including your own health and that of your loved ones,…

Resist Xenophobia: Fight the Impact of COVID-19 with Empathy and Compassion
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Resist Xenophobia: Fight the Impact of COVID-19 with Empathy and Compassion

“Fear and anxiety can lead to social stigma which may arise when people associate a specific illness with a population or nationality, despite the fact that not everyone in that population is at increased risk of having the illness. This virus knows no geopolitical boundaries.” – American College Health Association, 2020