Mental health

Instead of bashing TikTok, let’s embrace its mental health benefits

TikTok has taken social media by storm with its trendy 15 to 30-second dances, leading every social media user to have at least seen or attempted a dance from TikTok. But the app isn’t always received favourably; some people claim it’s a waste of time.Continue...

Feeling under the weather? Long-term stress related to COVID-19 could cause unpleasant physical symptoms

With students trying out the new and unfamiliar territory of online learning at Queen’s, a toll could be taken on their mental health. New research has shown these effects can also turn into physical symptoms.Continue...

Queen’s Spirituality and Meditation Society takes meditation sessions online

For some students, meditation is an important practice to learn mindfulness, gratitude, and self-care.Continue...

In lieu of police intervention, we need response teams for mental health crises

Police are trained to deal with criminals, not mental health crises. We need separate response teams for these scenarios, and sooner rather than later.Continue...

Queen’s must take mental health seriously during COVID-19

COVID-19 is worsening the mental health of Queen’s students.Continue...

Single-session therapy is necessary during the pandemic

The negative influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on psychological health presents an immediate need for timely mental health solutions. Virtually delivered single-session therapy (SST) is a mental health intervention that could alleviate COVID-19-related psychological concerns.

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Learning to outrun anxiety

A lot of people hate running. It’s not the easiest sport to like—it can feel boring, interminable, and even painful. However, growing up, my dislike of running went a bit deeper than most.Continue...

Outdoor spaces should be accessible during COVID-19

When appropriate measures are taken, the mental health benefits provided through public outdoor and green spaces outweigh the low risk of COVID-19 infection.Continue...

Student Wellness Services prepared to test for COVID-19, majority of counselling held remotely

In a handful of changes to how Student Wellness Services (SWS) operates, the majority of counselling has become remote, and staff are prepared to test for COVID-19.Continue...

AMS increases mental health coverage in student insurance plan at no extra cost

The AMS is increasing coverage for psychologists, social workers, and psychotherapists offered through their student health and dental insurance plan.Continue...

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