More Financial Aid Resources for Students

By Patty Hatem

There has been an exciting new development in the financial aid department; we now have an additional resource available for funding for our enrolled or accepted students. Students are now eligible to receive Sally Mae loans if they qualify! Sally Mae ,established in 1972 ,has helped fund 30 million student accounts. The application process is very simple, just visit to apply. One of the benefits about Sallie Mae services is a student can be attending school part-time or full-time to apply. Also, this student loan service can be used to supplement your existing financial aid package and may even cover living expenses. (*some stipulations apply)

For more information please see: The Financial Aid Office at OIAH (937-237-1010 Ext 249).

Holistic Health Corner: Gray Day Depression

By Alia Osseiran, MPH

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) starts every fall for some people and continues through the winter. The decreased light can disrupt the body’s natural clock. An upset circadian rhythm can leave one feeling depressed. Serotonin and melatonin levels may also decrease with the season. Both of these neurotransmitters affect mood. Their absence gives rise to or creates depression. SAD can cause irritability, tiredness or low energy as well as oversleeping. Sometimes people have trouble getting along with others or are more emotionally sensitive.

There are ways to resist. Start your day with a positive personal mantra. Write down a few positive thoughts and leave them by your laptop or your vanity and repeat aloud daily. Try these other holistic remedies:

Vitamin B12

Light Therapy

Stress Reduction


*If you think you have SAD, no longer are enjoying your favorite activities, or are feeling hopeless, it’s time to talk to your doctor. If you have thoughts of suicide, visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call     1-800-273-8255.