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How to Find a Therapist
Are you away from New Orleans for the summer and looking for a therapist at home? Here are some tips from the UCC case management team on how to find affordable mental healthcare.
Screentime and Anxiety
What do laptops, smart phones, digital tablets, Apple watches and TVs have in common?
The War in Ukraine
The ongoing conflict in Ukraine is an uncertain situation. We know this may be impacting all of us in various ways, and however you are feeling, you are not alone.
Empathy - What is it? - How do we use it right now?
It is easy for most of us to empathize with people who are similar to us; we understand them because we have a lot in common. But empathy for people from different backgrounds and life experiences, is harder. Sometimes it’s even difficult with people in your own family...
Helpful tips on how to discuss complex matters
Managing Roommate Conflict
Communicating about practices is only one point on the list of things that roommates can disagree about. Even in non-pandemic years, conflict among roommates is run of the mill, but there are ways you can minimize misunderstandings, escalations, and find resolution if you are willing to face it with clear, direct communication. Learn some best practices when it comes to communicating with roommates and navigating conflicts.
Emailing Your Professor: Tips and Tricks from the Health Advocates
If you are feeling overwhelmed or have fallen behind in class, it’s okay! It is likely that your professors are aware and have heard similar things from other students. You are not alone in the struggle. Reaching out to your professors may be the next step in getting back to feeling better. We’ve compiled some tips and strategies to help you start the conversation.
Connection Between Your Thoughts Feelings & Behaviors
Shifting expectations of yourself, others, and your situation can work wonders. Expecting everything to go exactly as you plan it might be setting yourself up for disappointment.
We're getting back to "normal" but some life style changes are here to stay
Should I Stay or Should I Go?
All of us are making daily decisions about our contact with others and exposure to the outside world. Whether you are deciding whether or not to go to the grocery store or to relocate to Florida, go through some of these questions to help making any decision.
Self-Care in a Time of Self-Isolation
Self-care is a term we’ve all heard before. You may have heard it from your doctor, in the news, or even on your favorite celebrity’s instagram (cue the pics of bubble baths surrounded by warm, inviting candles and a glass of red wine). A simple definition of self care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own mental, emotional, and physical well-being. How do we exercise self-care during these times?
Being Social during Social Distancing
Staring down weeks of possible boredom, sameness, and restriction can lead to lethargy and low mood. Positive input is important. Joy, satisfaction, and connection are critical. So how do we access these things during a time of upheaval and a newly required hermit lifestyle? Stay connected to family and friends.
Routine and Self Management
Now that the everyday routines we relied on have been altered due to far reaching stay at home orders, you might find yourself a little lost in the sauce.
Coping with Corona Virus Anxiety
The Coronavirus, and the new world we find ourselves in, checks ALL the boxes for anxiety triggers: unfamiliar √ unpredictable √ stressful √ dangerous √
Mindfulness During Covid 19
The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively ground life to a halt for many, or at least it feels that way. Our time and minds aren’t filled with the usual noise that keeps us marching forward...