Read article: Less is more when it comes to your mental health
Less is more when it comes to your mental health
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) chose the slogan More Than Enough to...
Read article: We all have a part to play in supporting youth mental health
We all have a part to play in supporting youth mental health
Adolescence is an exciting time of notable milestones, growing independence, and responsibilities relished by both caregivers and youth. Despite that...
Read article: Ten suggestions for improved positivity and well-being
Ten suggestions for improved positivity and well-being
Our lives are bombarded with negativity, stress and countless threats to our emotional well-being. New research in neuroscience and positive...
Read article: How to manage the winter blues
How to manage the winter blues
Winter is upon us and those longer hours of darkness coupled with the colder temperatures can make many people experience those “winter blues.” I...
Read article: Winter: Hibernation or adaptation
Winter: Hibernation or adaptation
I once heard a succinct description of natural process as “everything points towards winter”. As a Midwesterner not so fond of cold, my immediate...
Read article: How to deal with academic burnout and stress
How to deal with academic burnout and stress
With finals around the corner many students are feeling unmotivated or stressed. It can be hard to finish off the semester strong with such stress...
Read article: Manage holiday stress
Manage holiday stress
With the anticipation of the holidays, there can also be that feeling of dread – how are you going to get everything done on an already busy schedule...
Read article: Family Holidays…not always merry
Family Holidays…not always merry
Do you dread the holidays because… You are you an adult who is single and your family and friends wish you were happily coupled? Are you a parent of...
Family Life Educator
Extension Specialist - Region 2 Community & Economic Development
Andrea Fanta Alarcon
IHD Visiting Extension Specialist in Mental Health
Community Health Educator