Mental Illness

Campaign misses the mark

While the recent mental health campaign Queen's Wears Green is well-intentioned, it fails to address the negative stigma that often isolates those with mental illness.Continue...

Door-to-door check-ins admirable, but more work ahead for Guelph

Door-to-door mental health check-ins are a kind gesture, not a sustainable solution.Continue...

Horror movie causes 'Split' between expectations and reality

The association between mental illness and the horror genre represented in the newly-released Split is distortive of reality — and not in the way it’s intended.Continue...

Bell, let’s talk

Donating to mental health research should be applauded, but the work doesn’t end there.Continue...

Support for students with special needs requires long-term changes, not short-term tweaks

Implementing long-term supports for students with special needs is pressing in the elementary setting — without proper resources in elementary classrooms, students get left behind.Continue...

Seasonal Affective Disorder deserves a separate conversation

After winter break, as temperatures drop and days become shorter, students often experience a parallel decline in spirits. Sometimes, it’s not just a case of “winter blues” — it’s a form of...Continue...

Yes, let’s hear about professors’ mental health too

There can be a place for professors to talk about their mental health in a classroom setting.Continue...

Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself

When I was a child, I was “solemn.” When I was a teenager, I was “temperamental.” After my second year of university, I was diagnosed with depression.

Using coded language to discuss...Continue...

Embrace your depression

Death is a cure, I tell myself, as I drag one leg over the ledge. It hangs there lifelessly while my other foot grasps the concrete roof with little friction.Continue...

Queen’s faces of mental illness: Overcoming OCD

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Lifestyle featured personal stories from Queen’s students each day from Oct. 6-10. We’ll be continuing the initiative throughout the year with more...Continue...