Clinical psychologists Dr. Steven Taketa and Dr. Analu Sing, with UH West Oʻahu’s Counseling Services, will offer weekly mental health tips to students, faculty, and staff to cope through COVID-19 and these trying times:
Studies have shown that adhering to a healthy diet appears to offer protection against mental illness, such as depression. Symptoms of depression include low mood, loss of interest or pleasure in life, and disturbed sleep or appetite. Think about adding inexpensive and convenient health foods to your diet, rather than simply avoiding junk food. Also consider consulting with a dietitian or medical professional to get individualized dietary recommendations.