Mental Health during a Pandemic

November 27, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The United Nations Children’s Fund released their annual report on The State of the World’s Children, warning that “children and young people could feel the impact of COVID-19 on their mental health and well-being for many years to come.”  In the beginning, the pandemic took everyone by surprise. Quarantine, lockdown, social distancing, and the impacts […]

Reflection Center: mental health through spiritual wellness

November 26, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes A study published in Sociology of Religion found that those who pray and meditate are less likely to develop symptoms of anxiety and depression. At Utah Valley University, spiritual wellness is supported by the Reflection Center. Its mission stands in supporting the many expressions of individual world-views. The SR study found that “these prayer styles […]

Student Health Center provides therapy for students

November 24, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Student Health Center is offering options to students at UVU with a variety of health services and resources to help with the everyday struggles of life. According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, 44% of college students have reported having symptoms of depression and 75% of students who deal with mental health-related issues are […]

Nature positively affects mental health

November 24, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes With another semester coming to a close, stressors are quickly piling onto many students’ already-hectic schedules and they’re looking for a source of relief. For those of us in Utah Valley, that relief may be an escape into nature.  According to a summary of 14 studies conducted in the United States, Sweden, and Japan, spending […]

November is men’s health awareness month

November 20, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes November is men’s mental health awareness month, and as the semester comes to a close and finals loom ever-nearer, this topic becomes increasingly relevant. According to Better Health, a health forum published by the Australian government, on average one in eight men will experience depression in their lives and another one in five will experience […]

Holistic wellness through the wellness wheel

November 19, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes The wellness wheel at Utah Valley University provides a template to help students balance wellness in different areas of their life. The wellness wheel is split up into six different wellness areas that include: intellectual, emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and nutritional. “The wellness wheel encompasses the overall health, not just physical health,” said Trevor Carter, […]