Recently I watched the movie It’s Kind of a Funny Story. For those of you who have not seen this movie, it is about a clinically depressed teenage boy named Craig, who checks himself into the psychiatric ward of a hospital after contemplating suicide. There were quite a few things I learned from this movie: People think… Continue reading It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Since when did needing to step away from everything for a while show weakness…Or does it? When you come from an old school family, taking time off, stepping away from a situation or anything that involves time to think and reflect meant that you were doing one of two things…giving up or just being lazy.… Continue reading Taking time off…Is it showing weakness??
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!
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
Mental illness comes in all shapes and sizes, it can happen to anyone at any time in their life. Sometimes, all we need is a little support and reassurance that we are not alone and that we can do this. Here are 15 positive affirmations to live by when you live with depression, anxiety or… Continue reading YOU CAN DO THIS.
*Trigger warning* I’ll start with some boring background information on how it all started. My childhood was for the most part normal, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at a young age which made my childhood a little bit different but not much. I didn’t let my disease define me. My parents fought and eventually… Continue reading Where it all started
Over the break I completed the online educational training called “Mindsight.” This is an excellent resource created by a professor here at UOIT. The aim of the module is to reduce stigma by promoting awareness of mental illness, as well as providing a greater understanding of the basic signs and symptoms of common mental illnesses.… Continue reading Mindsight