Mental health

Stepped mental health care model needs more thought

A proposal to use a ‘stepped care’ model for mental health services on campuses is well intentioned, but has some serious pitfalls for those in immediate distress.Continue...

Collective Reflections breaks down barriers

While the weather was hinting towards spring, the Tea Room also took last Wednesday to give a reminder of positive things ahead.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...

Student blog post directed at University criticizes mental health resources

To whom it may concern at Queen’s University, I should be graduating in May. This should be my final semester. Instead I am leaving. Two near suicide attempts and one leave of absence later, I realized you were not worth my time, money or health.”Continue...

Campus mental health support neglects long-term issues

Queen’s counselling services are making strides to accommodate more students but fails to solve issues surrounding the short-term approach that counsellors tend to take.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...

Bell renews mental health research funding

On Jan. 24, the atrium of the BioSciences Complex was abuzz. A live band played for numerous attendees dressed in white t-shirts and bright blue toques, there to witness a joint announcement between Queen’s University and Bell Let’s Talk.Continue...

You can't put a cast on your mental health

It’s visible on the outside when you’re physically injured and in pain, people can see. You might have a limp, a bruise or wear a cast. But the pain of poor mental health is more easily hidden.Continue...

Queen’s athletes use January to talk about mental health

While student athletes often see January as the start to the second half to their OUA season, it also becomes a time to speak about mental health.Continue...

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