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Winter break is usually the first extended period of time since the beginning of the semester that college students say “goodbye” to their dorm/college life. Although some students may be looking forward to this, some may have some reservations about traveling home for the prolonged winter break. The holiday season is typically a time of many magical and joyful experiences; however, it can also cause feelings of stress & anxiety. The following tips may be helpful for college students & their families as they prepare for the winter break.
Best Wishes to You this New Year!!
The Behavioral Wellness Group remains committed to you in this New Year! Thanks to your continued confidence in us, BWG has expanded with increased Medication Prescribers and Therapists; we have also expanded our services to reach 5 other states (see website for details)!!
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Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. Symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, making you feel moody and low energy. Less often, SAD causes depression in the spring or early summer.
We all like to stay connected via social media outlets and the news. However, this can come at a cost in regards to our daily mood and well being. Have you ever been scrolling through the news, instagram or facebook and noticed that your mood has taken a turn for the worse? If, so you’re not alone. A 2017 Pew Research Center study found that 69% of U.S. adults are social media users (Pew Research Center, 2017). Another study found that people who watched 14 minutes of negative news material had an increase in anxiety and depression compared to a group who watched positive or neutral material (Johnston, 1997). Below are a list of ways to stay connected to others and to recent events in the news without having as much of an impact on your mood:
Here are some helpful resources for those who are enrolled in our College Mental Wellness IOP or for any student who faces the challenge of managing college life and school.
How to create a study plan
A study plan is an organized schedule outlining study times and learning goals. Just like with work or school schedules, college students should develop a schedule that sets aside dedicated time each week for studying. This schedule should include dates of quizzes, tests, and exams, as well as deadlines for papers and projects.
August 4, 2021
AREAS OF STRENGTH: Ratings of 5 and 6 over 95%
- 100% agree that co-workers are pleasant and helpful
- 100% agree that BWG’s goals and objectives are clearly communicated
- 100% agree that BWG is managed in a manner that results in optimal outcomes for clients
- 96.1% are satisfied with the overall leadership of the organization
- 96.1% agree that BWG’s leadership models open and clear communication practices
- 96.1% agree that BWG is open to receiving new and original ideas
August 7, 2021
AREAS OF STRENGTH:
- 100% of respondents reported overall improvement from intake to 6 months post graduation follow-up with depression scores
- 100% of respondents reported overall improvement from intake to 6 months post graduation follow-up with anxiety scores • 43% of graduates improved or maintained their depression scores from graduation to 6 months post graduation
- 43% of graduates improved or maintained their anxiety scores from graduation to 6 months post graduation
Full Article Index
- “I WAS TRYING TO ACT NORMAL…”
- Adjusting to Life During Coronavirus
- All or Nothing Thinking and Various Other Popular Cognitive Distortions
- Anger Iceberg - Erin Pawlak
- Annual IOP Statistics Summary
- Annual Post Graduation IOP Success Summary
- Annual Staff Satisfaction Summary
- Appropriate Levels of Care in Mental Health
- Are Politics Affecting You Emotionally?
- Are You a Parent or a Friend to Your Child?
- Benefits of Exercise at no Cost
- Bipolar Disorder (Supporting Your Loved Ones)
- BWG Fall Newsletter
- Can Family Members Help Someone Get Off Drugs?
- CARF Accreditation 2018
- CARF Accreditation Fall 2015
- Choosing a University or College
- Chronic Pain
- College Mental Wellness IOP - Resources
- Combating Zoom Fatigue
- Confidence and Self-Esteem
- COVID update for the reopening of the office
- Creating Positive Self Talk to Increase Healthy Habits
- Days After Crisis or Civil Unrest
- Deep Breathing Through Tough Times (For Kids)
- Did PTSD Exist Before Viet Nam?
- Doing Your Part to Decrease the Mental Health Stigma
- Effective Communication
- Emotion Regulation Skills
- Fall 2020
- Fall 2021 Letter
- Fall is Upon Us…. And so is CampusTherapy.com!
- For Parents: How To Deal With The Financial Stressors of Kids and College
- Grief and Loss: Just what is “Normal” Anyway?
- Happy Spring!
- How Do I Know if I Have a Substance Abuse Problem?
- How Does Stress Affect My Physical Health
- How to "Reset" Ourselves
- How to Deal with Work Related Stress
- How to Survive the COVID Fatigue Holiday Season
- How to talk to your kids about drugs
- Hurry Up, Let's Slow Down
- Improving Sleep - Especially During COVID-19
- Is it acceptable to take a mental health day from work/school?
- Let’s Talk About Love
- Managing Relationships Through the Holidays
- Managing Stress
- Mental Health Patients and the Emergency Room
- Mindfulness For Stress Reduction
- Myths about Suicide
- New Year 2020
- New Year 2021
- New Year 2022
- New Year's Resolution: Evaluation Time
- Oh My God, I’m losing control!
- Options for College Related Stress
- Orthorexia: When Healthy Eating Becomes Unhealthy
- Parents, Teens and Mental Health
- Poklar's Ponderings, Parents Hang in There
- Protecting Our Children
- RECENT AUDIT COMPLETED BY AETNA INSURANCE
- Reprogramming Your Brain
- Returning to Life During the COVID Vaccine
- Seeking Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Self-Compassion: The Science of Kindness
- Social Media Detox
- Special Notice regarding COVID-19
- Spring 2020
- Spring 2021
- Staying Connected Mindfully
- Summer 2020
- Summer 2021
- Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault
- Teens Who Struggle With Suicidal Thoughts
- Teens, Entitlement and Instant Gratification
- Ten DBT Techniques for Anxiety
- Ten Years of Health and Wellness
- The Benefits of Group Therapy
- The Bloodline Divorce: What is it? Why Does it Happen? - How to Cope
- The Heroin Epidemic
- The Importance of saying “NO"
- The New Trend: Teens, Vaping and Juuls
- The Power of Positivity
- Therapeutic Benefits of Dogs
- Thirteen Things to Consider and Ways to Open Communication
- Thriving During Divorce
- Tips for Parents who have Pre-Teens and Teens who Struggle with Depression and Anxiety
- Tips On Preventing The Cold Weather Blues
- Traveling Home for the Holidays: Tips for College Students
- Understanding Grief
- Validating Kids as They Deal with Anxiety
- Ways to Learn New Life Skills
- What Really Matters?
- What To Do In Case COVID Never Ends by Michael Pollak
- What to Look for if Someone You Care About May Have a Problem with Alcohol
- What's Your Boundary
- When Seasonal Changes Affect Your Moods
- When Someone You Love Struggles with Depression and Anxiety
- When To Be Concerned About College Related Stress
- Who you voted for does not have to define you