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Why rejection hurts so much — and what you can do to ease the pain
We deal with rejection on a day-to-day basis, but sometimes it can be particularly devastating. Psychologist Guy Winch shares how you can make it easier.
How Open Educational Resources Give Faculty and Students What They Want
Undergraduate costs are on the rise and student loan debt is a huge issue impacting today’s society. How can we, as higher education professionals, help limit the costs for students while als…
7 Tips to Manage Your Weight When Taking Psychiatric Medication
Weight gain is one of the main reasons that people diagnosed with depression and other mood disorders stop taking their medication. Some people gain as much as seven percent of their body weight -- or more -- from psychiatric meds. In a study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health that was published in July 2006 in the Archives of General Psychiatry, researchers reported that nearly one in four cases of obesity is associated with a mood or anxiety disorder. But following a strict treatment plan that involves meds doesn’t have to mean shopping for a larger pants size. There are effective ways to manage your weight on psychiatric meds. Here are some strategies that you might find helpful: 1. Control Food Portions Skip the diet. Just limit your portions. Restaurants today…
UCS welcomes Teal to Psychiatric Medical Team
Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:38pm -- Denise Sortor United Counseling Service welcomes Laurie Teal, APRN, as the newest member of the Psychiatric Medical Team (PMT). The PMT supports all Divisions of UCS by providing medical treatments for psychiatric conditions and ensuring clinical standards of services are being maintained. The team also provides psychiatric consultation to Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). “We are excited to have Laurie on board,” says UCS Executive Director, Lorna Mattern. “She has a deep concern and passion for psychiatric care and will be a valuable asset to our team.” Teal comes from a background of over 25 years of acute inpatient psychiatric care. She has been a group facilitator for Cognitive Behavior Therapy…
How to be an advocate for mental health and wellness
How do you stand up for mental wellness for yourself and for others? We should think about how we talk about mental health, how we look out for our own menta...
Overcoming Depression: How Psychologists Help With Depressive Disorders
Depression is extreme sadness or despair that lasts more than days and affects people in different ways. Fortunately, depression is highly treatable.
Health and Marriage: The Cortisol Connection
Bad marriages can be sickening. Most people don't have to be convinced of this, but for those who do, several decades of studies offer plenty of proof. E...
Read the bill: GOP proposal for replacing Obamacare
This is House Republicans' plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. They released the proposal Monday. It would roll back Obamacare's extensive system for providing health insurance to millions of Americans, eliminate in 2020 the federal aid that has allowed 31 states to expand their Medicaid programs to millions of previously uninsured poor people, and restructure the tax subsidies that help Americans who don’t get coverage through an employer to buy health plans.
7 Essential Tips How to Improve Your Mental Health at Work
Mental health affects how you think, feel, and act. On the job, your mental health needs to be in good, solid shape.