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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Mental health is finding your break

March 4, 2022

Spring break is around the corner. Whether you’re planning to spend time with family, take a trip or stay close to home, here are some ways to take care of yourself and find your break.

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5 things you can do if you’re feeling overwhelmed by social media or the news

March 3, 2022

With so much going on in the world around us, it can be tempting to give in to endless scrolling on social media. However, checking every notification and reading every headline can have a negative effect on our mental health.

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Questions you should ask if you're considering therapy or meeting with a therapist

March 1, 2022

Whether you're considering therapy, looking for a therapist, already in therapy or just looking for campus mental health resources, get tips to help you make informed decisions.

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5 ways to feel awake without caffeine

Feb. 22, 2022

Caffeine can be a regular part of our daily routine, but if you're feeling tired or looking to curb your intake, here are a few tips to help you get through the day without caffeine.

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7 ways to manage midterm stress

Feb. 15, 2022

Stress can be a good motivator, but too much can take a toll on our performance and well-being. Here are some things you can do if you’re feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed.

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Valentine’s ideas for couples, singles and friends

Feb. 11, 2022

Looking for something to do on Valentine’s Day? Here are some activities you can enjoy with friends, by yourself or with someone you love.

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Mental health is building strong relationships

Feb. 8, 2022

Friends, partners, family members, boss, coworkers—maintaining relationships is challenging, but healthy relationships all share a few core traits. Read about relationship red and green flags in three key areas.

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How to help a friend with body image

Feb. 3, 2022

It’s common to feel uncomfortable with different aspects of our bodies or to want to make small changes. Get tips for helping a friend who may be struggling with negative body image and where to find support.

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3 things everyone should know about stalking

Jan. 25, 2022

January is Stalking Awareness Month. Sometimes it can be hard to know where to draw the line between annoying, clingy interactions and stalking. Here are a few things you should know about stalking.

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5 things everyone should know about roommates

Jan. 18, 2022

Living with roommates can be an adjustment, even if you’re living with friends. Whether you’ve had roommates before or are living away from home for the first time, here are five tips for living with roommates.