Healthy Buffs is a series developed by Health and Wellness Services with tips and information on a variety of health topics important to the campus community.

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6 things to know about study drugs

April 20, 2022

As we prepare to hunker down and finish strong, it can be tempting for some to use study drugs not as prescribed. If you choose to use, here are a few things you should know.

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When is it time to seek mental health support?

April 19, 2022

Knowing where (and when) to seek out mental health support is important, whether you’re concerned about yourself or a friend. Here are some guidelines you can use to determine if you should seek emergency support, crisis support or general support for mental health concerns.

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Let’s be blunt: 9 things to know about marijuana

April 12, 2022

Marijuana and its active components (such as THC and CBD, among other cannabinoids) exist in many forms and strengths and can affect people in different ways. Whether it's your first time or you're a frequent user, here are some things to consider.

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Mental health is caring for yourself

April 8, 2022

As we settle back into our normal routines after spring break, it’s important to take care of ourselves so we can finish the semester well. Here are some ways you can practice self-care even in times of high stress.

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Tips for navigating and coping with grief

April 6, 2022

Grief manifests in different ways for different people, and it’s important to remember that there is no one “correct” way to grieve. Whether you or someone you know is grieving, here are some tips that can help you navigate and cope with grief.

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Tips for talking about and preventing suicide

April 5, 2022

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college-aged students. Here are some tips you can use if you’re concerned that a friend, roommate or classmate may be struggling or thinking about suicide.

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Books, movies and shows to keep you entertained over break

March 17, 2022

Spring break is a great time to catch up on shows, read something fun or simply relax on the couch. Whether you enjoy historical fiction, thrillers, sci-fi, romance or fantasy, get recommendations.

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‘The Great British Baking Show’ approved recipes for Pi Day

March 11, 2022

Calling all fans of “The Great British Baking Show”—get ready to celebrate Pi(e) Day, March 14, with these handshake-worthy recipes. On your marks, get set...bake!

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Tips for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day safely

March 11, 2022

Excitement and stress can influence people to drink or use drugs differently than they normally would. Here are some tips you can use to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day safely.

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Spring forward: 3 ways to make the most of daylight saving time

March 9, 2022

Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. At this time our clocks will roll forward, and we’ll lose an hour of time (sigh). Get tips and reminders to make the most of daylight saving time.