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Tips for handling the holidays

December 15, 2023

While the holidays can be a wonderful time as we get together with family celebrating the arrival of our Lord and Savior, the activities and demands can leave us feeling stressed and depleted. It’s important to care well for ourselves as we care for others.To support you and enhance your family harmony during this season, here are our Tips for Handling the Holidays. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

KaNeil Purifoy, licensed counselor at Ouachita Baptist University
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Ouachita's KaNeil Purifoy joins panel of speakers during NCAA convention

July 08, 2022

KaNeil Purifoy, university counselor and resident director at Ouachita Baptist University, was a panelist at the 2022 NCAA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. in January. Purifoy was one of four speakers during a panel discussion titled, “Coping With Pandemics: The Effects of Racism and COVID-19 on Student-Athlete Mental Health.” The conversation was hosted by Dr. Brian Hainline, the NCAA’s chief medical officer.

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Struggling with motivation? Here are tips to help you

April 29, 2020

Struggling with motivation? Here are some tips from university counselor Dan Jarboe to help you.

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16 tips for handling stress, worry, anxiety and fear

April 03, 2020

Separate out and identify the toxic and destructive worry from the good worry. “Good worry” amounts to planning. It produces action, action that will help eliminate or diminish most of our worry. Toxic worry is the enemy. It is repetitive, paralyzing, frightening and unproductive.

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Coronavirus news related anxiety

March 17, 2020

If you’re among those who’ve recognized that you’re feeling more stressed, anxious or on edge with the uptick in Coronavirus/COVID-19 news and precautions announcements, here are a few things that might be helpful to remember and put into practice to find calm, and to manage your mental health.

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