Mental health

Bell, let's talk

My father has passed down many wonderful things that to me: my red hair that’s never quite straight or curly; my sarcastic sense of humour that has a tendency to get me into trouble; my knack for making small talk with just about anyone.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...

Special accommodations shouldn’t require hoops of fire

In the wake of events at York, it’s worth considering whether other universities should review their mental health accommodation policies.Continue...

Excetera explores the Queen’s experience

Excetera IX opened on Friday night to a packed house at Grant Hall with an evening of hilarious and heartfelt sketches about the Queen’s student experience.Continue...

With one counselor for 4,000 grad students, something doesn’t add up

Grad students live with one foot in the harsh reality of the working world, and the other in the anxieties and financial instability of student life.Continue...

1 grad counselor, 4,000 students

Grad students experiencing mental illness can expect to wait for a session with their school-specific counselor.Continue...

Students give feedback on potential Fall Reading Week

Over the past month, the AMS has opened the floor for students to voice their opinions on the possible implementation of a Fall Reading Week.Continue...

The shadow of social anxiety

University is a time to study hard as well as meet new people, go out and have fun.

Unfortunately, for those of us who experience social anxiety, venturing outside our houses with lots of...Continue...

Say goodnight to a ‘nap map’

Forty winks won’t make up for a good night’s sleep.Continue...

A small break, a big difference

With today’s growing awareness of mental health on university campuses, Queen’s students seem to have it pretty good in terms of access to services. Student Wellness Services, AMS Peer Support Centre, the Jack Project and other initiatives on campus all offer an outlet for counselling and advice on everything to do with one’s mental health.Continue...

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