Mental health

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...

It’s time to start decolonizing methods of mental wellness

Mental wellness isn’t a one-method-fits-all system—especially for people of colour (POC).Continue...

Online mental health resources aren’t the sole solution to student needs

Mental health apps are a great resource for university students to supplement their mental health care journey, but they’re not a stand-in for on-campus professional help.Continue...

Campus Wellbeing Framework draft up for review

After six months of consultations with students, staff, and faculty, a draft of Campus Wellbeing Framework—an assessment of how Queen’s fares on questions of health and wellness—is ready for the community’s review.

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