Want a $20 gift card for Tim Hortons, and UOIT Ridgeback swag? Here’s how to enter: 1. Read the Student Mental Health Services Blog (https://uoitmentalhealth.wordpress.com/) 2. Leave a comment on a BLOG POST stating something that you learned from the SMHS Blog. Include a way that we can contact you in the comment. 3. Be… Continue reading BLOG CONTEST!
One of the most frustrating things can be trying to help someone who refuses your help. My brother has needed help regarding his mental health for years, but has always refused. When he was younger my parents took him to various psychologists and counsellors in hopes that someone would be able to help him, or… Continue reading How can I help?
For Bell Let’s Talk day, as many of you know, the Advisory Committee ran a booth with speech bubbles to promote positive mental health and share words of support. Bell Let’s Talk Day is a significant day to me. I have struggled with my mental health for many years now, and oftentimes only the closest… Continue reading Bell Let’s Talk About Stepping Out Of Your Comfort
Coming back to school after the winter break has been especially hard for me. I don’t really know 100% why but it has been tough trying to get back into the groove of things. I have always been a person who loves school and learning, but lately I always find myself asking why am I… Continue reading Am I home sick or is it stress?
Sometimes it feels like I’m on a roller coaster that doesn’t stop, a series of ups and downs. As soon as things look up there’s always a 5ft drop. The year after high school ended and going into college, I started becoming super close with my friend and her family who lived in my hometown,… Continue reading Roller Coaster
Every year on Bell Let’s Talk day we hear thousands of individuals discuss their mental health. People feel as though this is the best day to come forward and share their experiences with mental illness. It makes it much easier to come forward and talk about our own mental health when we see others doing… Continue reading Continuing the Conversation
Living with anxiety and depression can be extremely difficult at times. There are days where even getting out of bed feels like an impossible task….. But that’s okay. I spend so much time trying to be the strong one, the one who is always there and can give people a shoulder to cry on; that… Continue reading It’s okay not to be okay