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Emotional Abuse is Abuse

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December 14, 2020

 What exactly is emotional abuse? Emotional abuse is a way for an abuser to break you down mentally by using emotions to criticize, shame, or manipulate you. Emotional abuse can rear its head in the form...

Mental Health and the COVID-19 Crisis

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December 7, 2020

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health of people all across the world. Quarantine and lockdowns can have a detrimental effect on the human psyche if measures are not...

Why 2020 is the Worst Year for Students’ Physical Health

Why 2020 is the Worst Year for Students’ Physical Health
September 28, 2020

Students often prioritize mental health and academic requirements over physical health. With the coronavirus still on the rise and changing campus situations, 2020 may be even more devastating for the...

Change in seasons, change in mental health

December 1, 2019

As winter settles in quickly in Grand Forks, with leaves hitting the ground and snow covering them, Seasonal Affective Disorder is coming in full swing as well. Seasonal Affective Disorder, better known...

Seasonal Depression

Seasonal Depression
It is okay to take time for yourself and ask for help
November 19, 2019

As the temperature plummets below freezing, the sun begins to hide and the trees grow bare, fall quickly turns into an early winter. With the beginning of a new season comes several changes as many begin...

It’s Always Nice to Get Away

It's Always Nice to Get Away
How a road trip helped my mental health
October 23, 2019

This past weekend I took a trip to Duluth, Minn. with my family. It was about a four and a half hour drive that turned into just over five hours because of the wonderful two laned highway that I had to...

National Recovery Month

October 1, 2019

Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration sponsors Recovery Month to spread awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people...

New Developments come to light a year after Mac Miller’s death

New Developments come to light a year after Mac Miller’s death
September 11, 2019

Saturday, Sept. 7, marked the first anniversary of Mac Miller’s overdose. Malcom James McCormick, more commonly known by his rap name “Mac Miller”, established his presence in the rap game in 2007...

The Problem with Happiness

The Problem with Happiness
Why true happiness is skewed in this day and age
March 26, 2019

Happiness comes in many different forms. For me, happiness is food, specifically Chipotle. In all seriousness, happiness to me is life, with the people I love and care for, that is all I really need.   So...

Stressors Put on Students

October 30, 2018

Imagine a seventh grader knowing exactly what they want to do with their life. Knowing the school they want to go to, the major they want and their overall dream job. They have it planned out down to the...

You’re not alone

UCC has information on-hand for many needs, such as suicide prevention, coming out, perfectionism, etc. for clients of the center.
Don't be afraid to use your resources
May 5, 2017

College is a great time in peoples lives full of new experiences, people and knowledge. It’s also a period of transition that can cause large amounts of stress. Leaving home for the first time isn’t...

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