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WELCOME TO OUR STUDENT WELLNESS INITIATIVE

UCSD's American Medical Student Association

AMSA Wellness is a unique educational blog here for you to explore. The purpose of this program is to provide resources and support for our members, especially during these trying times. Our focus will be on establishing the importance of mental health awareness and healthy living.

 
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Mental Health: What Can We Do?

A common thing to hear when speaking about struggles with mental health is, "Consider seeing a therapist." However, this can be a very...

Insomnia: A Sleep Disorder

This month's blog post will focus on a specific mental health disorder: Insomnia. As you might have seen from the title, insomnia is a...

The Necessity of Sleep

One of the most common pieces of advice given to university students is to make sure that you have a good sleeping schedule, even when...

Random Acts of Kindness

Learning to practice empathy on a day-to-day basis is not as easy as it may sound. Often times, people are so consumed in their own...

The Importance of Self-Care

What does self-care mean? Everyone hears it, and everyone is told about the importance of self-care, but is there a right way to actually...

Mood Disorder Awareness Month

The focus of this month’s blog topic will be putting a spotlight on Mood Disorders. You’ve probably heard the term before, but do you...

National Career Development Month

Almost everyone has experienced the all too familiar fear and anxiety that is associated with the question: what am I doing with my life?...

Depression and Suicide Awareness

Depression and Suicide are two very real, very serious topics that often go un-talked about. While there are people of all ages that can...

Covid Era Stress and Anxiety

Welcome to AMSA Wellness's first topic of discussion: Covid Era stress and anxiety. The Coronavirus Pandemic has undoubtedly brought with...