Post Tagged with: "body image and mental health"

No carbs, no problem; or is it? Investigating fad dieting and its effect on the body

No carbs, no problem; or is it? Investigating fad dieting and its effect on the body

Body image is a fragile subject in the modern world. It seems everyone is trying to look like an Instagram model or fit back into their jeans from 2011. Fitness has flooded social media with influencers who work out as a full-time job or girls who look like they don’t have an ounce of body fat on them frolicking around […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Features ·
!3 Reasons Why does not do a good job of raising awareness of social issues

!3 Reasons Why does not do a good job of raising awareness of social issues

When I was 14, I read the book 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher, which was a book that discussed the issues facing young people today. The story starts with a girl who committed suicide recording tapes that would be sent to the people who were the 13 reasons that caused her to get to the point where she couldn’t […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
Photo by Jackie Vang

Thrive Week seeks to challenge stigma around mental illness on campus

This week Wilfrid Laurier University will be holding its Thrive Week, a once-per-semester week of scheduled events and sessions geared towards raising awareness and support for mental health, as well as opening up a dialogue to end stigma around student mental illness. ‘“For Thrive Week, our purpose is to create awareness and support for student mental health and educate students […]

by Margaret Russell· · News ·
Graphic by Madeline McInnis

Food for thought: A detailed look at the culture of weight loss and fat shaming

  When I was eight years old, I weighed around 140 pounds. By the time I was 17, I couldn’t weigh myself with an ordinary scale. The digital ones flashed a loaded ‘error’, while the analog ones spun more than a full circle — all the way past 300 and into uncharted, supposedly uninhabited territory. But no matter how much […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Features ·