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.

Winter scenic at the University of Colorado Boulder. (Photo by Casey A. Cass/University of Colorado)

Managing mental health during traumatic events—recording available

Jan. 12, 2022

CU Boulder's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program and Office of Victim Assistance recently partnered in a discussion around the events of the Marshall Fire. Counselors addressed how to take care of oneself and others; trauma response and coping mechanisms; and resources at CU Boulder and beyond.

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5 things to do around Colorado this winter

Jan. 12, 2022

Whether you want to enjoy more time outside or shield yourself from the cold, there is something for everyone to do in and around Boulder this winter. Here are five ideas to get you started.

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Mental health is setting goals

Jan. 10, 2022

Setting goals can help us articulate the things that are important to us and help us develop our strengths. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you set successful goals this year and into the future.

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5 insider tips for new Buffs

Jan. 6, 2022

New to CU Boulder? Here are a few insider tips to start your semester off right.

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3 tips for better mental health in 2022

Jan. 3, 2022

For some of us, 2021 represented a return to normal in many ways. For others, it may have been another difficult year. Regardless of your experience, here are a few tips you can use to improve your mental health going into 2022.

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Tips for celebrating safely

Dec. 15, 2021

Ready to celebrate the end of a long semester? If you choose to drink or use other substances, here are some things to keep in mind.

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5 winter break survival tips

Dec. 13, 2021

Winter break often brings much needed relief, but it can also be a source of stress or anxiety. Whether you’re looking forward to winter break or dreading it, here are a few survival tips to help you make the most of December.

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Mental health is doing the best you can

Dec. 2, 2021

As our schedules fill up and we hunker down for finals week, self-care may be one of the last things on our minds. Regardless of what your finals look like this semester, here are a few tips to help you make it through the week.

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9 easy snack ideas for finals

Dec. 2, 2021

Eating healthy snacks can help us improve our memory, energy levels, concentration and mental health. Here are some easy snack ideas that will help keep you fueled, full and focused all week long.

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5 small ways to treat yourself during finals week

Nov. 30, 2021

The end of the semester can be a stressful time, whether you’re studying for finals, gearing up for graduation or preparing to head home for break. Here are five small ways to treat yourself during finals week.