Category: Mental Health

A collection of blog posts related to mental health.

The Benefits of Yoga & Meditation

We know some of you attended UNMC Goat Yoga last week and the photos were so fun! Yoga is one form of mindfulness that Brandy Sundberg BS’02, RT(R), RDMS shares about in the blog today. Brandy has been practicing yoga for nearly 20 years and is a yoga instructor. She shares the physical and mental […]

August 31, 2022

The Importance of Mental Health

We have shared a lot this month about mental health and how important it is to take care of yourself. Remember: It’s important to check in with yourself. It’s important to take breaks. It’s important to recognize signs of burnout. It’s okay to ask for help. You are not alone. Current doctoral student and College […]

May 26, 2022

Tips to Handle Burnout

Burnout is a form of exhaustion caused by constantly feeling swamped. In many cases, burnout is related to one’s job. Burnout happens when you’re overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to keep up with life’s incessant demands. According to WebMD Many of us have experienced burnout. Now, in our third year of the pandemic, it is no […]

May 18, 2022

Prioritizing Demands on Your Time

All of us have demands on our time. Studying, working, caring for kids or parents, taking time for physical and mental health – these are just a few of the things that we have to manage, and that’s before we take time to do things for fun.  Patricia Kearns, PT’99 has learned how to maximize her […]

April 27, 2022

My Journey with Medicine, Psychiatry & Mental Health

By: Lauren Edwards, MD’13 On Medical School: I know some people aim to be doctors or surgeons since childhood, and while that’s wonderful, my path was very different. It felt very much like a winding journey through the wilderness, and I just followed my gut when I got to a fork in the road. I […]

August 4, 2021

Self Care & Maintaining Balance

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we know things have been especially difficult over the last year. On this week’s Connections Project Blog, Tunisia Ellis Penta, Clinical Perfusion’02 shares how she prioritizes her self-care, both mentally and physically, in order to maintain balance in her life.   If you are struggling with your mental health, you are […]

May 19, 2021

Going Outside to Help With the Stressors Inside

As healthcare professionals, most often the work you do is inside, all of the time, without the ability to even look out a window. Today Scott Sanderson, MPS, CCP, LP ’12 shares how he likes to get outside to help him deal with the stressors inside. If you live in Nebraska right now, it is […]

March 4, 2021