Tagged mental health

Outrun the Stigma becomes not-for-profit organization

By Scott Strasser, September 5 2016 — A University of Calgary student initiative to address mental health awareness became a not-for-profit organization this May, paving the way for the group’s expansion. Outrun the Stigma was created in 2013 by the U of C’s Distress Centre on Campus club and the Mental Health Awareness club. The organization…

The Gauntlet Radio: July 2016 edition

This month on Gauntlet radio: We chat about the Sunshine List and the new Carl’s Jr. on campus, while Scott Strasser interviews the University of Calgary’s new mental health strategy director and Emilie Medland-Marchen talks to the Dinos Women’s Hockey assistant coach.

New Campus Mental Health Strategy director talks reducing stigma

By Scott Strasser, July 5 2016 — Andrew Szeto is an assistant professor in the University of Calgary’s psychology department. On July 1, he began his new role as the director of the U of C’s Campus Mental Health Strategy, a campus-wide plan to tackle mental health issues. Launched in December 2015, the strategy includes…

Mental health clubs worried about funding

By Lianelle Barraza, March 15 2016 — Student groups are concerned about mental health services at the University of Calgary if provincial funding is not renewed. Three million dollars in mental health funding for the province’s three largest post-secondary institutions expires this August, and the government has yet to say if the funding will be…

Post-secondary mental health funding should be a priority

Alberta Finance Minister Joe Ceci announced on Feb. 24 that the province will likely face a $10.5-billion deficit as a result of the declining oil industry and subsequent loss of royalties. With the 2016–17 budget announcement expected in early April, many promised programs will be sent to the chopping block. While the provincial government probably…

Provincial mental health funding in jeopardy

By Fabian Mayer, February 23 2016 — Uncertainty looms around the state of mental health funding for post-secondary institutions in Alberta. A $3-million grant for the province’s three biggest universities expires this August and it is currently unknown if the NDP government plans to renew this funding in their upcoming budget. Both the Students’ Union…

Research group looks at youth mental health

By Claudia Wong, January 26 2016 — University of Calgary researchers are working to identify psychosis predictors for high risk youth. Psychosis is a medical condition that includes a disruption in brain functioning. Symptoms include confused thought, increased suspiciousness, grandiosity, impulsivity and disorganized communication. Georgia Carstensen and Catherine Marshall are research coordinators focusing on youth at…

Medication key to mental health initiatives

By Sean Willett, November 23, 2015 — My doctor now has me taking both medications — I’m reacting well to both of them, and mental health drugs can be notoriously unpredictable when doses are changed or altered. This is also why I can’t switch to any potentially cheaper alternatives. Neither drug has a generic form…

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