stigma

Talk about it — period

The discomfort menstruation evokes speaks to greater issues of muted conversations on health.Continue...

Speak loud

Every morning when I get up, I go to the bathroom. I eat breakfast. I brush my teeth. And then I pour a glass of water, find my pillbox and take a pill containing 100mg of sertraline, better known by its trade name: Zoloft.Continue...

Rethink the degree

Rather than focus on whether a three-year undergraduate degree is better or worse than a four-year degree, we need to turn our attention to how those years are being spent and to what end.Continue...

Mental health and social media: good or bad?

Today’s rise in mental health awareness goes hand in hand with the widespread use of social media. With this rise of social media comes a questioning of its ethics.Continue...

Mental health services should not be ‘one-size-fits-all’

Over the last 10 years, there has been a growing awareness of the importance of mental health.Continue...

Fighting mental health stigma starts from within

Growing up, the only time I can remember learning about mental health was through my hockey association’s charity.Continue...

Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself

When I was a child, I was “solemn.” When I was a teenager, I was “temperamental.” After my second year of university, I was diagnosed with depression.

Using coded language to discuss...Continue...

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...

Support needed for abortion patients

Barriers to abortion and support for young women are still shockingly present in Kingston.Continue...

The stigma of the silent

I’ll confess: I enjoy being alone. I like to recharge in my room — my sanctuary, my haven — and snuggle right into that cotton cocoon I call my bed with a book or two. Despite this...Continue...

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