Mental health

Exploring mental health and illness through social media

While social media can generate critical discussion about mental health and mental illness, it can also lead many to self-diagnose and make people with mental illnesses feel misrepresented.Continue...

U-Flourish bridges gap in mental health literacy

U-Flourish is a multidisciplinary group of researchers partnered with Queen’s Student Wellness Services (SWS). In 2018, they began conducting an online survey to better understand how to support students’ mental health and well-being.Continue...

Sports, community, and mental health

“While it’s challenging to look after your mental health, with all the appointments and all the time it takes to take care of yourself while studying, […] committing to any activities outside of academia will only benefit you in the long run,” Ampai Thammachack, M.Sc. ’22, said in an interview with The Journal .Continue...

18 years later, Movember’s core message is still necessary

On the first of November, social media feeds annually flood with posts and messages related to the start of Movember.Continue...

Mental health support wait times are a crisis on campus

Wait times to get help for mental health at Queen’s and university campuses across the country are simply unacceptable.Continue...

Burnout culture in academia is harmful—let’s find other ways to measure success

Crying, feeling numb, having too much going on, being behind in every class, not spending enough time with your friends, wanting to stay in bed all day—we all know the feeling. It’s burnout, and suddenly it’s the norm.Continue...

Taking time to recharge wasn’t the solution to getting back on my feet

“It’s okay to say ‘no, I don’t feel like it’. Take some time for yourself to recharge.”Continue...

PSC TALKS Week kicks off Oct. 18

TALKS Week, the Peer Support Centre (PSC)’s annual week-long campaign, is back again this year to show students the importance of strong support systems.Continue...

'Underutilized' Graduate Peer Support Centre indefinitely suspended

On Sept. 1, the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) announced the indefinite suspension of the Graduate Peer Support Centre (GPSC).Continue...

AMS introduces apps to support student life

On Sept. 9, the AMS announced the launch of the Compass app. Compass is meant to be an additional resource for students to better navigate mental health and wellness support.

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