Post Tagged with: "mental health"

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Healthy ways to move away from technological dependence

Sometimes we need a break from technology. In a world constantly screaming at us to buy this and wear that, it can be liberating to forget about all the media nonsense for a few minutes. I can’t think of a single social media influence worse than TikTok. Not only are you drowning hours of your day mindlessly consuming short clips […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
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Laurier receives Mindful Campuses grant second year in a row

For the second year in a row, Wilfrid Laurier University is making a more active commitment to supporting campus mental health initiatives for students, staff and faculty through funding provided by the Mindful Campuses grant. On June 29, Laurier received two separate, $2,000 grants: one for Laurier’s Human Resources department, and the other for the Student Wellness Centre at the […]

by Aaron Waitson· · Campus, News ·
The importance of a healthy lifestyle for mental health

The importance of a healthy lifestyle for mental health

Before I get started, I should add that I’m not a doctor nor a medical professional—I’m barely an arts major. Everything I’m writing on below I have learned through my own trial and error—with some help from relative literature—and should not be taken as fact but rather a proposition. My sole intention here is to help those suffering from mental […]

by Jackson Carse· · Arts and Life, Life ·
Hot Take: #BellLetsTalk for more than just a day

Hot Take: #BellLetsTalk for more than just a day

Today is #BellLetsTalk day, meaning your social media feeds will most likely be full of people sharing stories about their mental health struggles or simply posting the hashtag. Every year for the past nine years on Jan. 29, Bell has donated five cents to mental health initiatives in Canada for every use of the hashtag #BellLetsTalk in tweets, snapchat filters […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Mental Health at Laurier’s Forefront on “Blue Monday”

Monday, Jan. 20 was the day known worldwide as “Blue Monday,” dubbed the most depressing day of the year. This year, Laurier Alumni put together a full day of events to help students, faculty, staff and alumni find coping mechanisms and healthy ways to improve both mental and physical well-being. “Laurier’s community is a point of pride for alumni; it […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, News ·
CCRLA Student Mental Health Matters series

CCRLA Student Mental Health Matters series

The Centre for Community Research, Learning and Action (CCRLA) held the first speaker in their student mental health series that will be ongoing throughout the 2019-2020 school year. The event was a talk from Simon Coulombe, an assistant professor at Laurier and director of CCRLA’s Flourishing Communities research group. The series is focused on dealing with issues regarding mental health […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Campus, Local, News ·
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Bridges of Hope returns to Waterloo

On Saturday, Oct. 5, the Bridges of Hope Project will be hosting an event at Waterloo Park in hopes of bringing mental health awareness and support to the forefront of the Waterloo community. The Bridges of Hope Project was founded by Olivia Miller and Greta Dotzert in 2018, during their final year of high school. It was created with the […]

by Sophia Cole· · Local, News ·

Editorial: Discovering what really helps you

I’m going to start this off by saying that my story is not your story. Every person deals with things differently and I am in no way saying that what I am doing to help my own mental health will help yours, but it might. Hi, my name is Jade, and I struggle with generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder and […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·