Care Facts

U and I Care Facts is a new initiative from the Office of the Dean of Students that is focused on providing you with weekly information on many topics including, exercise, healthy eating, self-compassion, stress and resilience, social connection, time management and more. Care Facts will be updated weekly and will contain tips and resources.

U and I Care Fact: Technology Addiction

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Technology can help connect us, but it can also be a source of anxiety and depression. Almost 1 out of 5 people report that constantly checking technology is a source of significant stress. If you are having difficulty concentrating, are unable to sleep without checking your phone, and you find it difficult to communicate offline, you may be experiencing technology addiction. Learn how to set healthy time limits and take planned breaks. Here are some on-campus resources for support:

UIC Counseling Center

UIC Wellness Center

Be sure to also check out this interesting article below:

https://www.apa.org/monitor/2018/11/cover-misuse-digital