Active Minds at Graceland University

Active Minds at Graceland University Our chapter is part of a national organization that works to end the stigma of mental health disorders & create an environment of awareness on our campus

Our chapter is part of a national organization that works to end the stigma around mental health disorders & create an environment on our campus where every student is aware of their own mental health and feels comfortable seeking help if they need it.

Sending out an SOS
04/01/2015
Sending out an SOS

Sending out an SOS

Sending out an SOS Not a message in a bottle kind for you The Police fans. Anyway, on to the blog. Life is a funny thing sometimes. College life is an even funnier thing … all the time. Here we are, thrown into a situation with more responsibilities than we’ve ever had (laundry, what?), making…

05/08/2014

It's Finals Time!
Are you or someone you know preparing for exams? Here are some tips to share about staying healthy during this stressful time at school:

Sleep. We know it’s tempting to pull all-nighters when you are preparing for an exam, but it is proven that getting sleep is more beneficial to your success than those unproductive, very late nights of studying

Exercise. Whether it’s walking, running, yoga, a dance class or ultimate frisbee, moving your body will help to give you energy and relieve tension.
• Remember to eat – and not just junk food. Your body and brain need sustenance to focus and retain information.
• Take advantage of office hours. Your professors are there for you – don’t be afraid to ask questions or for help with your work when you need it.
• There’s no magic pill. Misusing prescription drugs is not an effective or safe strategy to get through finals. Research shows that students who take un-prescribed stimulants to study or stay awake do worse academically than those who don’t.
• There's good stress and bad stress. If you are feeling so overwhelmed or anxious that it's difficult to concentrate, sleep, eat or participate in your usual activities, please talk to a counselor or an advisor.
• Do your best. It may not be possible to ace every test, and that is OK. Try your hardest and be proud that you did.

Share your tips for staying emotionally healthy at school using #myhealthyU on Twitter and Facebook!

Call the CAP Center at 641-784-5200 to reach a counselor. If you feel you are in crisis and cannot access counseling you can call 1-800-273-TALK.

Good luck from all of us at The Jed Foundation!

02/18/2014

Depressed or Anxious? Have relationship concerns? Where can you reach out on campus? HPs and Hall Directors are always a good resource as are friends, trusted teachers and coaches. You can access free, confidential counseling at the CAP Center by calling 641-784-5200.

6 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression
01/31/2014
6 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

6 Things Not To Say To Someone With Depression

If you've ever known someone with depression or have battled it yourself, you're deeply aware of the accidental insensitivity that can often come with it. For th...

Goodnight. Sleep Clean.
01/21/2014
Goodnight. Sleep Clean.

Goodnight. Sleep Clean.

Why do we have to rest? Meet your brain’s janitorial staff.

It's January in Iowa and while we love our skating parties and Winter Term classes, some of us may feel the Winter Blues...
01/16/2014
How To Fight The Winter Blues

It's January in Iowa and while we love our skating parties and Winter Term classes, some of us may feel the Winter Blues. Read more about how to fight it off... (Depression is more than winter blues-if you think you might feel depressed call the personal counselor at 641-784-5200)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/15/how-to-fight-winter-blues_n_809372.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#s223884title=DONT_Oversleep

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal affective disorder, and symptoms of these winter blues may be especially difficult for college students. But before you decide to hibernate for the season, check out some ways to handle the ides of winter until spring rolls around again.

You will want to watch this!!
01/14/2014
This Video Explains the Difference Between Empathy and Sympathy

You will want to watch this!!

Empathy and sympathy are very different, and while neither of them are bad necessarily, empathy is about making an emotional connection with someone, while sympathy is--generally--about finding a silver lining. Both are important, but this animated short really puts a fine point on how they differ.

12/02/2013
COSA (Campus Organization for Social Activities)

Use your resources and be creative with ways to de-stress this week!

Massage Night- Dec. 3rd 7-10pm in the South America room.
- It is encouraged to go at the time your hall is scheduled, but not required. There is also some overlap on the times so that bro/sis halls can go together if they want. Spread the word!

7:00 - 7:20 Shalom
7:10 - 7:30 Faunce
7:20 - 7:40 Aponivi
7:30 - 7:50 Tiona
7:40 - 8:00 Khiyah
7:50 - 8:10 Cheville
8:00 - 8:20 Amici
8:10 - 8:30 Stewart Manor
8:20 - 8:40 Hanthorne
8:30 - 8:50 Closson
8:40 - 9:00 Solah
8:50 - 9:10 Powell
9:00 - 9:20 Paloma
9:10 - 9:30 Orion
9:20 - 9:40 Dimora
9:30 - 9:50 Sariah
9:40 - 10:00 Agape

Graceland University CAP Center (gucap)
11/25/2013
Graceland University CAP Center (gucap)

Graceland University CAP Center (gucap)

Graceland University CAP Center / The CAP Center is here to help students become successful, serious, and self-aware individuals who graduate from Graceland and move on for advanced study and/or productive careers.

11/24/2013

Hey Active Mind members!!! We will not be having a meeting today, some things are still being processed for us. So in the meantime have a wonderful break and be thankful! We will see you the Sunday after break in the MSC at 4! (:

11/17/2013

Meeting at 4 p.m. in the MSC!! Get out of the rain and join us!

11/12/2013

Mark your calendars! Active Minds Meeting at 4 p.m. Sunday November 17th in the MSC Main Room (maybe we can get a game of pool or Ping-Pong in while we're there). We have some great stuff to plan including our fundraiser and Stress Less Week in December! :)

10/27/2013

Meeting today at 4 p.m. in Patroness Hall!!

You may never know what another person is dealing with underneath it all, so don't judge and shame for certain behavior....
10/25/2013
Woman known as Vodka Samm speaks out

You may never know what another person is dealing with underneath it all, so don't judge and shame for certain behavior. Reach out an offer help. Be a friend and have a great weekend Graceland!

A University of Iowa student, commonly known as Vodka Samm, is speaking out for the first time after her arrest at an Iowa football game made...

10/23/2013

Active Minds Meeting!!

Sunday October 27th at 4 p.m. in the Patroness Conference room.

I suppose it’s only fitting to have a bunch of CANDY since Halloween is on its way. See you all then!

Active Minds at GU Opens the Door for Dialogue | The Tower
10/15/2013
Active Minds at GU Opens the Door for Dialogue | The Tower

Active Minds at GU Opens the Door for Dialogue | The Tower

Active Minds at GU Opens the Door for DialoguePosted by: Rebekah Lloyd 8 days agoin Lamoni CampusLeave a commentActive Minds at Graceland University intends to break the silence surrounding our inner struggles through PostSecretU.PostSecretU is a community art project sponsored by Active Minds, Inc....

Students, Military, Anyone
10/10/2013
Students, Military, Anyone

Students, Military, Anyone

If you are feeling overwhelmed, depressed, or unable to do the things you once enjoyed, it may be time to assess your emotional health.

Global Web Screening
10/10/2013
Global Web Screening

Global Web Screening

One Film, One Worldwide Discussion on World Mental Health Day, October 10th, 2013 Over 90 organizations have joined thus far! These organizations will screen the film on this special day, either at...

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