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Student Perspective: Positive Experience as Part of SHAC

SHAC: a four letter acronym that represents health advocacy for all students at the University of Georgia. The UGA University Health Center is a student-centered facility that offers exceptional health care services to the students and faculty at UGA. It is incredibly comforting for UGA students to know that there is a health care facility focused on the needs of students nestled in the heart of the UGA community. It is also safe to say that at the University Health Center, we strive to keep our Georgia Bulldogs healthy!SHAC-group-2016-17b

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5 More Places to Nap at UGA

1. The Intersection

The Intersection is a relatively new space on campus located in the massive lobby of Tate Student Center. This room is dedicated to social justice on campus and around the world. Being a force for positive change is exhausting, so it’s a good thing the Intersection also has some comfy places to sleep!

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Less Stress, More Ohm

In this busy world of constant distraction, social media, apps for everything and too much to do, couldn’t we all use a little more zen in our life?  Neuroscience research is steadily backing up the advantages of calming our nervous system through yoga, breath work and other mindfulness practices.  Consequently, you may have noticed a recent buzz about yoga, mindfulness & meditation.  So how does it work?

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I’m Not an Undergrad Anymore

A look into the transition to graduate school.

Gaining admission to graduate school is an achievement reflecting your potential to learn and contribute in your chosen field. Aptitude, interest, and passion for the work are good predictors of your future success, but the ability to psychologically transition into this new role will be equally important!

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One Student’s Struggle with Mental Health…

…and the strategies that help.

 

I believe in the healing power of communication (and I’m not alone!). Let’s leverage that power to alleviate what ails us by starting the conversation about mental wellness. Your symptoms matter and help exists to heal all shades of mental illness, which may or may not include an official diagnosis. The strategies that I discuss here have the potential to help you, regardless of your situation or background. That’s the unifying power of our message for Mental Wellness Week: everyone deals with issues of mental wellness.

So, I need your help to make a stand: No Dawg Suffers Alone. Here’s a brief glimpse into one student’s story.

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Photo by: Peter Frey, UGA Photographic Services

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Thrive in the Midst of Change

A note for parents of college students:

When we hear the term “transition” in reference to college, we often think about new students. In reality, ALL students experience transition throughout college and for the rest of their lives. Therefore, learning how to cope and thrive in the midst of change is an important skill to learn.

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Photograph Credit: UGA Photographic Services

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