Stop talking and say something: FacetheIssue.com encourages conversation to tackle mental illness

This May, as we celebrate National Mental Health Awareness Month, it’s time to stop talking and say something. While 1 in 5 Americans struggle with mental health, only 44% of adults and less than 20% of children and adolescents with diagnosable mental health problems receive the treatment they need. Mental health is vital for a …

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Celebrating the Healthy Campus Initiative: Looking back and looking forward

UCLA is excitingly marking the fifth year of the presence of the Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) on its campus. The initiative was officially launched by Chancellor Gene Block in January 2013, thanks to the vision, funding, support, and participation of philanthropists Jane and Terry Semel. In honor of this milestone, let’s take a look back …

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Tricks to Enjoy Your Treats: How to Mindfully Enjoy Your Candy on Halloween

  Halloween is my second favorite holiday (nothing beats Christmas for me!). I love dressing up in clever costumes and going to parties with my friends. However, there is one part of Halloween that can be hard and stressful for me: the candy. I have a huge sweet tooth, so I would always want to …

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Delicious and Nutritious — Seasonal Fall Foods and Recipes

Fall is here...and so are many delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables! From pumpkin to pears to beets, fall is full of delicious flavors. While our global food system allows us to find most types of produce in supermarkets year-round, eating seasonal foods is better for the health of our bodies and our environment. Produce can …

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Six Quick, Healthy Meals to Make in Your New Apartment

While moving into the apartments comes with many new freedoms (no more room inspections!), the transition is also accompanied by many new responsibilities, including cooking. For many students, this will be the first time they will be responsible for planning their own meals, which can be a daunting task. If you’re new to the apartments …

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Check it Out: UCLA Recreation Classes are FREE to Observe during Week 1

  Looking for a new way to get moving or workout this school year? If so, UCLA recreation has you covered! It offers hundreds of different group exercise and instructional courses every week, so you’re bound to find one that’s perfect for you. If you want to try out some group exercise classes, you can …

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UCLA Health and Wellness Resources 101: A Guide for New Students

In addition to the Healthy Campus Initiative, there are many great health and wellness resources for students on UCLA’s campus. If you’re new to campus, use this list to familiarize yourself with the resources that can help you enjoy the best and healthiest college experience possible. UCLA Recreation — UCLA offers numerous places to workout …

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Your Healthy Move-In Checklist: 9 things to pack for a healthy start at UCLA

Your college move-in checklist probably includes the essential twin XL sheet set, laundry bag, and coffee maker, but does it include the items essential to staying healthy in college? When you’re trying to decide how many pairs of shoes to pack or whether you’ll need an umbrella for the three days a year it rains …

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