Harper Wellness Stories
October 01, 2021
The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened October 1, 2021. By applying early, you will be considered for the maximum number of financial aid awards.
August 28, 2020
Every year, September marks Suicide Prevention Month, which is a month dedicated to discussing suicide prevention, mental health resources and bringing awareness to warning signs. In addition, September 6 - 12, 2020 marks National Suicide Prevention Week. While talking about suicide can sometimes feel like a taboo topic in society, it's important and necessary to be aware of the warning signs and ways in which we can talk openly and honestly about suicide in order to help reduce stigma and potentially save lives.
August 18, 2020
As we begin a new semester, let’s not forget that we have the ability to help students start off on a positive note.
July 22, 2020
COVID-19 is a pandemic that changed the sense of normalcy in many aspects of life, including education. Often, education is an in-person experience with hands-on and observation opportunities, so that students see first-hand how things work. Here are some tips and strategies to support your college student during this time.
May 08, 2020
While mental health should be acknowledged and promoted every month, the month of May is usually dedicated to bringing awareness to mental health and emotional wellness. Great progress has certainly been made towards reducing the stigma and support for those living with various mental health issues and illnesses, yet it's still a topic that often becomes the "elephant in the room" in many spaces.
April 13, 2020
On a national level, April marks Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). While the month typically entails a variety of in-person events and programs to bring awareness to the important month, the COVID-19 pandemic has shifted these interactions across the world. As people continue to grapple with the vast shifts in everyday life due to physical distancing protocols, it's even more important to be aware of how we can all be an active bystander in preventing sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence.
February 14, 2020
Spiritual wellness refers to our ability to develop congruence between our own values and actions. Moreover, this wellness dimensions allows individuals to define purpose in their lives and make meaning of certain life events Spiritual Wellness is about exploring and establishing our own personal morals, ethics and what we stand for as individuals in the world.
The coronavirus may be making scary national headlines at the moment, but we should all be thinking about ways to protect ourselves from the flu as well. Those that have been affected by the coronavirus thus far have traveled to the region of China where the virus first appeared. The flu, on the other hand, is very active in the US right now. Moreover, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 15 million people have fallen ill from the flu.
January 22, 2020
There are plenty of wellness-based mobile apps out there to go around, some more helpful than others. While this is not a complete list, here are a few of my favorites that have helped me with my wellness habits.
January 22, 2020
Whether you’re at work or home, ensure that you have some of the essentials on hand at home or at work. Almonds, quinoa, chickpeas, frozen edamame, dried fruit, black beans, almond milk and frozen fruit are some of the items I usually have on hand at home or work as they are easy snacking foods.