UBC Mental Health Network Article

The Kaleidoscope is very proud to be a part of the UBC Mental Health Network. The Ubyssey recently did an interview with Josh about the network, and you can read it here:

http://ubyssey.ca/news/mental-health-network-works-to-connect-health-initiatives-at-ubc-495/

 More information on the UBC Mental Health Network: http://blogs.ubc.ca/mentalhealthnetwork/
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Stress Less for Exam Success

Hello UBC Students,

 

Are you starting to feel a bit stressed about exams? We have the perfect way to beat your stress. Come on down to The Centre for Student Involvement (9:30-1:00) and the Chapman Learning Commons (11:00-3:00) for Stress Less for Exam Success. There will be a variety of fun activities and free food, with everything from a free parfait breakfast in the Centre for Student Involvement to board games and meditation exercises in the Chapman Learning Commons. There will also be much more, so check out this link to learn more: http://blogs.ubc.ca/healthyminds/2012/03/29/healthy-minds-tip-stress-less-for-exam-success/

 

Good Luck on exams!

Dude, I’m Stressin’ Me Out

The following is an entry to UBC’s Thrive Blog Challenge (UBC’s mental health awareness week Oct. 17-21):

Over the years I’ve realized I can’t get rid of stress. Here are some things I do to limit how bad it gets.

  1. Remind myself that stress is normal.
  2. Let myself be comfortable with some level of stress and not get caught up in the cycle of stressing about stressing out.
  3. Take some deep breaths; 4 sec in, 4 sec hold, 4 sec out, 4 sec wait, repeat etc. Breathe deeply into your belly, not just your chest. This will help lower your heart rate to calm you down.
  4. Picture the worst thing that could happen, because usually it’s not that bad.
  5. Get a good night’s rest, eat healthily and exercise. You’d be surprised how much these simple things can affect stress, anxiety and mood.
More Thrive blogs can be read on the Healthy Minds at UBC site.