Tagged mental health

Daylight savings time hurts students’ health

By Jesse Stilwell, March 21 2017 — You may have noticed more grumpy and sleep-deprived people than usual in your lectures last week after daylight savings time on March 12. Luckily, a private member’s bill was tabled in the legislature this week to stop daylight savings time in Alberta. As a campus community, we should…

Dinos athletics director discusses involvement in Bell Let’s Talk

By Emilie Medland-Marchen, February 14 2017 — The University of Calgary Dinos athletics department got involved in this year’s Bell Let’s Talk day on Jan. 25 in a big way. Bell Let’s Talk is a social media campaign dedicated to starting a conversation about mental health and leading de-stigmatization efforts across Canada. Engaging with the…

SU Wellness Centre to research student loneliness on U of C campus

By Zarif Alibhai, February 10 2017 — Registered psychologists from the Students’ Union Wellness Centre will conduct a research project this semester to help determine what contributes to student loneliness. SU Wellness Centre psychologists Ann Laverty and Lara Schultz will carry out hour-long confidential interviews with 10 University of Calgary students for the project. They…

Mandatory wellness course a good idea for all faculties

By Jesse Stilwell, January 24 2017 — In response to increased discussions on mental health, the Werklund School of Education will now offer a mandatory course on wellness. Other faculties should consider adopting this initiative. According to the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health in Toronto, mental health absences from work cost the Canadian economy…

Taking study breaks can be good for productivity

By Emma Gammans, January 24 2017 — Starting school in September holds a certain thrill. In a few months over the summer, students come to romanticize the smell of textbooks and tedious PowerPoint presentations. We miss our friends, our classes and the thrill of learning. While a few months off does the trick from May…

Relieve your mid-semester headache with these light exercises

By Christie Melhorn, January 24 2017 — Between sitting for too long, living off double-doubles and Calgary’s inconsistent weather, being a University of Calgary student can be a literal headache. As a consequence we either get used to having those chronic headaches or pound back more coffees and ibuprofens than necessary to mediate them. But…

2016 National College Health Assessment results released

By Scott Strasser, November 29 2016 — The 2016 National College Health Assessment (NCHA)  results were officially released on Nov. 28. The data provides Alberta’s post-secondary institutions with a more detailed framework for understanding what mental health problems students currently face. The NCHA is an anonymous web-based survey that asks students general and mental health-related…

Student mental health survey results can have silver lining

With the never-ending responsibilities of university, many students will struggle with mental health throughout the course of their degree. An extensive workload of studying and exams alongside balancing work and a social life outside of school means that most students suffer from some combination of stress and exhaustion. In some cases, these stressors can result…

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