CHC Blog

  1. The Benefits of Group Counseling

    Have you ever experienced a morning when everything went wrong, and you said to yourself, “It’s going to be a BAD day”? Minor inconveniences can easily snowball into a bad day with the wrong mindset. You may already be attending workshops with the Academic Success Center (ASC) to assist you in improving your study skills;…

  2. Common STI’s—A Rundown

    The three most commonly reported sexually transmitted infections in the United States are human papillomavirus, chlamydia, and gonorrhea. This article will provide basic information regarding who is at risk, what symptoms are possible, and what treatments are most commonly recommended. 1. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Both men and women are at risk of contracting HPV….

  3. What is Trauma

    According to the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual 5thEdition (DSM-5), trauma is defined as a person being exposed to death, threatened death, actual or threatened serious injury, or actual or threatened sexual violence, in the following four scenarios: Direct exposure. Witnessing in person. Indirect exposure, such as learning that a close relative or friend was exposed…

  4. Stress and Cortisol

    Did you know that both stress and cortisol and cortisol and belly fat go hand in hand? Cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, is released when you experience emotional, mental, or physical stress. This hormone aids in the body’s flight or fight response, giving you the energy needed to deal with stress. In the…

  5. Distress Acceptance with Mindfulness

    What is mindfulness? You may have heard the word mindfulness a lot lately. It’s become a social media buzzword revolving around acceptance and doing activities wholeheartedly. You might be wondering what exactly mindfulness is all about and where it comes from. Mindfulness is when you are focused in the present moment; it is a state…

  6. Local Grocery Stores

    Are you trying to cook more on your own but are unsure what grocery stores are accessible to you at Wayne State? Confused about what products and services are available at those stores? Check out the list below to learn about some local resources.   University Foods A Spartan store with a large selection of…

  7. Cultivating Emotional Intelligence

    What is emotional intelligence (EQ)? Many tests are available to determine a person’s intelligent quotient (IQ). While knowing your IQ score maybe helpful, a lot of research suggests simply using IQ scores as a measure of intelligence oversimplifies the broad spectrum of human abilities. An IQ score is only reflective of an individual’s cognitive abilities….

  8. Three Popular Spring Break Destinations and Immunizations

    With spring break on the horizon, and perhaps a spring break getaway, it’s essential to consider what immunizations you may need before heading off. This article provides information regarding three of the most popular spring break destinations for college students and the immunizations you may want to get before visiting. 1. Cancun, Mexico Cancun, Mexico…

  9. Embrace Differences

    We live in a world full of differences and similarities. In today’s society, differences can be used as a weapon to divide and destroy. In November 2018, the FBI released hate crime statistics, which revealed a 17% increase in reported hate crimes from the previous year. Bias-motivated crimes based on gender identity, sexual orientation, race,…

  10. Are You Tired All the Time

    Possible culprit: A vitamin or mineral deficiency One possible reason for feeling tired, anxious, and weak is having low levels of iron, vitamin D, or B12. Many experts believe that a significant percentage of the U.S. population is deficient in vitamin D. Having low levels of vitamin D can cause muscle weakness and pain. An…