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Accepting and living with an eating disorder

Accepting and living with an eating disorder

No one will love you if you don’t love yourself. These are the words that loop in my head as I stand in my kitchen. The words aren’t a reminder for me to celebrate myself, it just tells me that no one can love me. I’ve eaten once over the span of two days and the thought of eating churns […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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Good2Talk to create lounge at Laurier

Good2Talk, a helpline for post-secondary students in Ontario, will be creating a lounge at Wilfrid Laurier University on March 16 and 17 for students to learn more about the resources available to them in a safe, calming environment. Good2Talk’s outreach coordinator Megan Van Massenhoven explained that Good2Talk is a free and confidential service that is available 24 hours, seven days […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, Local, News ·
The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

The ABC’s of OCD: Addressing the misconceptions

Obsessive compulsive disorder is often associated with organization and cleanliness. We often see fictional characters with cutesy, obsessive habits and their OCD can be magically cured when they fall in love. The idealized version of the mental illness is far from the reality. “When you hear that someone has OCD, it’s like, “oh they clean all the time!” Well, no, […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Features ·
University leading research in trials to cure dementia

University leading research in trials to cure dementia

Research to find a cure for dementia has begun its first stages at Wilfrid Laurier University. At the Waterloo campus, the movement disorders research and rehabilitation centre (MDRC) has been working with science facilities across the country to work towards a cure or possible mitigatory to diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. “The goal of the research is to basically […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · 0 comments · News ·
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#BellLetsTalk about how it’s okay to not be okay

Today is Bell Let’s Talk day and I want to talk about something very important: you don’t always have to be positive and grateful. The mentality that we have to find the silver lining can be extremely harmful, especially to those of us with mental illnesses. More often than not, there are fluff articles explaining “10 easy ways to think […]

by Madeline McInnis· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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Laurier celebrates Bell Let’s Talk week

From Jan. 23-30 on Wilfrid Laurier University’s Waterloo campus, Bridging the Gap is collaborating with jack.org to raise awareness about mental health during a week-long event called Bell Let’s Talk Week. The purpose of Bell Let’s Talk week is to raise awareness, explain campus mental health resources, host events, engage with students at their booth in the concourse as well […]

by Nathalie Bouchard· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
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Unsigned: Laurier’s exam de-stressors might be missing the mark

As exams draw closer and closer, Laurier is preparing for the stress that comes with them for our students. But are the precautions that are being provided for students really accessible? All of the de-stressing and mindfulness activities are great in theory. They should provide a break from the cramming to make time for ourselves. But at the end of […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · 0 comments · Opinion ·
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Increasing health and wellness for Laurier students

  In preparation for exam time, a period in which many experience high-stress levels, Wilfrid Laurier University’s Centre for Student Life and Engagement, in partnership with the Accessible Learning Centre and the Student Wellness Centre, will be holding a workshop in efforts to increase health and wellness of students. The workshop —  Cultivating Calm — will be held on Dec. […]

by Safina Husein· · 0 comments · Campus, News ·
Social media is the new diary

Social media is the new diary

I know you’ve heard it all before: “There’s a world beyond your screen!” “Such superficiality is creating unrealistic expectations!” “We’re living in a mode of constant comparison!” “Newsfeeds are a battle zone for external validation!” “Sound the sirens! Our children are losing touch with their reality!” Sound dramatic? Maybe so. But amongst social media’s hyperactive source of surging information, despite […]

by Mitchell Consky· · 1 comment · Features ·