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A Movie of Glitches: Living Life with OCD

My life constantly glitches. I often get caught up in one moment and have to repeat things to assure myself that it’s okay to move on with my day. My brain tells me I can’t contaminate anything.

Wisdom from the Well: Eating Disorders

Lovoria Williams, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAANP, is an Associate Professor in the UK College of Nursing. She is also a part of the BH WELL faculty team. In this brief video, she shares about eating disorders.

Is My Child At-Risk For ADHD?

Have you ever thought your child may be exhibiting signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) but you simply aren’t sure? This video blog is for you!

Suicide Risk Factors

This is the story of John. John is 45 years old and has recently experienced numerous substantial life changes. Watch the video below to hear John’s story and identify some risk factors and warning signs that increase the risk of suicide for John.

Feed Your Mind

Welcome back to Mental Health Research Jeopardy. Today’s theme is mental health and diet.  

How Does Architecture Contribute to Positive Mental Health Outcomes?

Prior to the beginning of the century, very little literature existed that discussed the impact of architecture on mental and behavioral health recovery. As a result of this, a larger emphasis has been placed upon conducting research that reveals the true intersection of architecture with mental health care, and how it contributes to positive mental health outcomes.

Breaking the Stigma

This is the first-hand story of a woman struggling with postpartum depression. She shares how it took her, "Five years. It took five years of convincing, cajoling, and near pleading for me to swallow a pill..."  

Wisdom from the Well: Feeling Stuck

Lee Anne Walmsley, Ph.D., EdS, MSN, RN, is an Assistant Professor in the UK College of Nursing. She is also a part of the BH WELL faculty team. Her life's work is about mental health and well-being. In this brief video, she shares her thoughts on feeling stuck.

Wisdom from the Well: Seasonal Affective Disorder

Lovoria Williams, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAANP, is an Associate Professor in the UK College of Nursing. She is also a part of the BH WELL faculty team. In this brief video, she shares her thoughts about dealing with seasonal affective disorder.  

Tips for Raising Children Living with ADHD

Do you have a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Raising a child with ADHD can be anxiety-inducing, stressful, and exhausting. Children with ADHD may find it challenging to listen, focus, or stay calm. This may lead some parents to feel as if they are caught in a cycle of feeling frustrated, expressing the frustration in the presence of the child, and then feeling guilty for having outwardly expressed their frustration.

Can Anxiety Be Turned Off Like a Light Switch?

I wish to be freed from all my excessive worrying and fear. Part of me knows I’m blowing it out of proportion, but I can’t help it. It’s as if there are a million switches in my brain, each in charge of a different thought, that I just can’t turn off. 

Taking the Mystery Out of Money

Understanding the three main ways you can use money can take some of the mystery out of your financial decision-making and bring you to a place of greater financial comfort. So come along as we find the clues to financial satisfaction.

Wisdom from the Well: Finding a Health Provider Like You

Lovoria Williams, Ph.D., FNP-BC, FAANP, is an Associate Professor in the UK College of Nursing. She is also a part of the BH WELL faculty team. Her research focuses on delivering interventions to reduce health disparities among minority and medically underserved populations. In this brief video, she shares her thoughts on finding a health provider that reflects your image and background.  

Wisdom from the Well: Thoughts on the Term “Mental Illness”

Lee Anne Walmsley, Ph.D., EdS, MSN, RN, is an Assistant Professor in the UK College of Nursing. She is also a part of the BH WELL faculty team. Her life's work is about mental health and well-being. In this brief video, she shares her thoughts on the term "mental illness".  

End Rape Culture: Some Truths About Sexual Assault

Did you know 1 in 5 women experience completed or attempted rape during their lifetime? Want to learn more about sexual assault facts and the role of the sexual assault nurse examiner? Your journey begins here…

A Prescription to Rest

We all want to stay healthy, happy, and resilient. So, how can we do this? Health and happiness require checking in with yourself to assess your needs. Think: “Am I eating well? Exercising? Stressed? Needing to say ‘no’ to some things?”. Stay tuned for a prescription to REST.

The Relationship Between the Five Facets of Mindfulness and the Dimensions of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by obsessions and recurring compulsions. Obsessions are persisting, uninvited, unwanted, and anxiety-provoking thoughts, impulses, or images. In response to obsessions, compulsions ensue as an attempt to reduce distress. Compulsions are repetitive mental acts or behaviors.  

What does spiritual well-being look like?

Spiritual well-being is having a meaningful and purpose-filled life. Spirituality not only involves a belief and faith but also can offer hope and a will to live. What does spiritual well-being look like for you? This can be different for everyone.

Student Organizations? YES, Please!

Support from a student organization can provide a home away from home for those longing for belonging and depth of friendship. Involvement in student organizations can be a key to success for many college students. Strong social networks aid in coping with drastic life changes. Research shows that student organizations can satisfy the need for social belonging, personal growth, and identity development.

The Role of Architectural Design in the Wellbeing of Patients Living with Rheumatic Diseases.

Architecture plays an important role within the health sector. Architects are given the unique task of meeting traditional architectural standards for general construction while adhering to the distinctive needs of those who will live or work there. The nuances of this task are often heightened when meeting the needs of people with physical disabilities such as Rheumatic Diseases (RD).

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