Mental health

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Burnout. Have you been there?Continue...

Students left behind

After three years of dealing with Health, Counselling and Disability Services (HCDS), I’m convinced that Queen’s mental health initiative has yet to come to fruition.Continue...

Speak loud

Every morning when I get up, I go to the bathroom. I eat breakfast. I brush my teeth. And then I pour a glass of water, find my pillbox and take a pill containing 100mg of sertraline, better known by its trade name: Zoloft.Continue...

Providence goes with outpatients

In late 2013, Providence Mental Health Services announced a string of cuts to be implemented by the end of March — a reduction in the number of its beds, the removal of two wards and the elimination of 60 full-time positions.Continue...

Alumna reveals sobering epidemic

Success and alcoholism are two words that seem as far-removed as night and day. Experience with both, however, is what led Ann Dowsett Johnston to writer the 2013 book, Drink: The Intimate Relationship between Women and Alcohol.Continue...

Silently starving for more support

If you were diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness, would you tell anyone?Continue...

Conversation started

“How are you doing?” While these words are said countless times a day, the question is seldom genuinely answered.Continue...

Dismantling the culture of silence: Mental health and race

In November 2012, the Principal’s Commission on Mental Health released its final report with 116 recommendations for a mental health strategy at Queen’s. Of these recommendations, only a small portion (section 3.7: Vulnerable populations) address those who are socially marginalized and have greater experiences of stress.Continue...

Stopping stigma, saving self-esteem

Four porcelain enclosed walls didn’t stop John MacFarlane from creating his art.Continue...

Mental health still a priority

A mental health forum held on March 7 in the JDUC had a low turnout, with only 30 people in attendance. The poor showing prompted concerns that mental health issues are no longer a priority for students.Continue...

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