Finals are upon us, Mustangs! And whereas April, the official “Mental Health Awareness Month,” has ended, now could be not the time to lose concentrate on psychological well being consciousness and self-care upkeep.
Sudin Thomas, MSN, FNP-BC, Household Nurse Practitioner and member of Stevenson’s Wellness Middle, stated that every one Mustangs’ prime precedence should be “to remain robust by adopting wholesome, hygienic habits.” Such habits don’t simply embrace the frequent practices we’ve all heard since COVID-19 started, together with “handwashing” and “social-distancing” (although these are nonetheless necessary practices proper now). There are equally necessary well being habits pertinent to sustaining one’s “psychological hygiene,” as effectively.
As an illustration, “take deep breaths,” Thomas stated, and “stretch, or meditate no less than as soon as a day.” However most significantly, for Thomas, holding a balanced perspective is essential to navigating stress, significantly by way of finals week. “Hold your expectations low and be form to your self,” Thomas stated. “Not day by day shall be day.”
For these in want of a psychological check-up or who might wish to speak to somebody inside Stevenson’s Wellness Center, this system continues to be lively, although all companies are rendered by way of telehealth. As all the time, this system works with every particular person scholar on a case-by-case state of affairs, and deal with points together with (however not restricted to):
• Troubled relationships
• Take a look at anxiousness
• Substance use
• Sexual assault (Sexual Misconduct Coverage)
• Identification points
Together with the Wellness Middle’s first-hand perception on sustaining glorious psychological well being, data will be learn and saved by way of this helpful PDF on “dealing with stress” put collectively by present college students Haley Slaughter and Lydia Podowski.
Members of the Mustang group attended classes on psychological well being/psychological well being consciousness, and attended seminars corresponding to the next:
Extra occasions shall be deliberate in upcoming semesters, and SU college students can entry the Wellness Middle by way of its website here, and might make appointments by way of finals week, which ends on Thursday, Could 13.