Mental Health

October 7, 2019
A new episode of our podcast, Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing, is out! Mindfulness can be hard to learn, and it can be even harder for those who have ADHD. The month of October is ADHD awareness month, so we sat down with Center faculty Lidia Zylowska, a psychiatrist with a speciality in adult ADHD and integrative psychiatry. Zylowska has a history working with mindfulness meditation and adapting it for adults and teens with ADHD, and she explains how it can be beneficial for those patient populations. Tune in to learn more!
September 9, 2019
A new episode of our podcast, Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing, is out! In this episode, we sat down with Laurie Kubes, DNP, to discuss self-care. With a new school year starting up, you may feel more stressed than you did in the summer months--now is a great time to create a routine to take care of yourself in order to manage this stress and create a healthier, happier lifestyle.
July 29, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Barbara Nordstrom-Loeb to discuss the topic of dance movement therapy. Tune in to learn more about the what dance movement therapy is and how it is an effective integrative therapy!
May 17, 2019
A new episode of the Center's "Take 5 for Your Health and Wellbeing" podcast is out! In this episode, we sit down with Katie Schuver to discuss the topic of yoga as an integrative healing mechanism, as well as the different yoga course offerings here at the Center.
January 14, 2019
At the start of each new year, I am tuned into the information shared about lifestyle changes in the news and other popular forms of communication. This year I was pleased with the tidbits of information I was hearing and seeing on Good Morning America, The Kelly and Ryan show, and The New York Times. I wanted to share some of the highlights that stood out to me. They are key strategies for making lifestyle changes that will last.
November 26, 2018
"When you look for the good in others, you also discover the good in yourself." Dr. Mary Jo Kreitzer with a Monday Refresh on Kare 11.
May 30, 2018
What is the science behind equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT)? That is the question we try to answer in the CSpH 5643 "Horse as Teacher" course. This blended (six weeks online with one week face-to-face) class highlights the science behind EAAT and how partnering with the horse can help the brain and body work together to bring about measurable positive outcomes.
February 27, 2018
“Many people have strong inner critics,” says Center mindfulness teacher Jean Fagerstrom. “We think [self-criticism] is a good way to motivate ourselves. But the truth is we function better and happier if we learn to be kind to ourselves.” Not only that, but we’re more successful when we forgive ourselves our inevitable human failings, she says. “Research shows that kind people are more resilient and persistent in the face of setbacks.”
August 31, 2016
Have you ever thought about making a wellbeing goal? Improving your personal wellbeing can actually help you achieve your academic and professional objectives by giving you the energy and health you need to manage stress, stay focused, and connect to what you find most meaningful.
August 29, 2016
There has been a lot of attention recently on bullying in schools and the detrimental impact on students' mental health and wellbeing. In 2015, the Minnesota Senate passed a bill that requires school districts to develop and enforce a plan to reduce bullying. Not surprisingly, bullying doesn't end on the playground.

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