Mental Health

Healthy Mind- Healthy Body

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.  In fact, if your mind is not healthy, the health of your body diminishes along with it.  Students are at a constant battle to maintain their mental health.  Think about it, we are in one of the most stressful and mentally demanding times of our lives!

How better to assure your academic excellence than to not only eat well and exercise, but to maintain a healthy mind?

This page is here to offer helpful and educational resources and materials on all your mental health related needs.

If you would like more information please contact us at 575-646-1512 or campus_health@nmsu.edu.

 

Mental Health

Mental disorders such as major depression and generalized anxiety disorder may often arise during stressful events of our life, and most are not recognized, diagnosed, or treated.  A mental disorder left untreated could be miserable and even life threatening.  It is helpful, if you feel even slightly overwhelmed or stressed, to review your symptoms and seek help.  This link provides resources, support, and educational materials and a free and anonymous online mental health screening!

Stress & Anxiety

Stress and anxiety are related to mental health disorders and a number of chronic health conditions including, but not limited to, obesity, heart disease, and strokes.  What is interesting is that our bodies have not adapted to stress over time.  While we may be stressed from an exam or homework, our body acts no differently than if we were stressed from a life threatening attack from a lion!  So, all the energy goes to your muscles to run, instead of to your brain and the many other important organs needed to maintain your health.  Check out this link for more information on stress and anxiety with resources and information to help reduce and cope with the stress in your life!
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Sleep

Adequate sleep for adults is 7-9 hours each night.  Consistency in time and amount of sleep is optimal for your overall health.  What most people do not consider, is that sleep is essential for your day to day functioning.  Without sleep, our bodies simply do not operate at full speed, meaning they do not operate as they should.  Think about a battery for your phone: When you only charge the battery halfway, it will only last half as long throughout the day.  Your body works in much the same way.  Check out the link for more information on sleep health, how much sleep you should get, and how to get it!