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A Pandemic and an Apathetic Worldview (Pandemic Apathy)

Why does it feel like I don’t care about anything anymore? What are these feelings of apathy? Apathy can be defined as a lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern. With each new lockdown or new set of restrictions, I feel myself becoming less and less interested in anything and everything. Apathy can be used to help understand “Pandemic fatigue” or “Pandemic fear” through a mental … Continue reading A Pandemic and an Apathetic Worldview (Pandemic Apathy)

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Preventing Sleep Deprivation

We are coming to the end of online learning for the winter semester, and we have faced theimpossible of learning online during a pandemic. It can be easy to lose our motivation, but asstudents and professors, we have been tested to change the way we look at learning. We mustcheck on our mental health during this time. We may have even lost a lot of … Continue reading Preventing Sleep Deprivation

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Overcoming Binge Eating

Over this past year, we may have experienced some significant changes, not only physical butmentally. As students, we may even start binge eating during our time in quarantine, and it has had a considerable impact on our mental state. It is easy for us to fall into a pattern where we do not take care of our bodies, which is more apparent with the closing … Continue reading Overcoming Binge Eating

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Unhealthy Coping

When we think about coping mechanism, we all have a way of dealing with our emotions and mental health. We, as students, need to understand each of the unhealthy coping skills for uncomfortable feelings. When we feel stressed, full of anxiety, or depressed, we have a way of dealing with it; sometimes, that means to shut out the world. This is an unhealthy coping mechanism, … Continue reading Unhealthy Coping

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Dealing With Anxiety

It is essential to know that everyone experiences anxiety, which is a good thing because it allows us to prepare for important events or react to dangerous situations. Dealing with anxiety is hard for us, as students, because we are faced with so many various tasks. Anxiety is more than being stressed out, and it can interfere with our daily activities. As students, we learn … Continue reading Dealing With Anxiety

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Coping with the Stigma Around Mental Illness

As students, we have learned about the stigma that comes with mental illness. Sometimes it can be hard to face others due to being a judge for having a mental illness. As students, we need to learn to have open arms for those who have mental illness and understand that the stigma is not okay. Stigma is something that we, as students, should strive to … Continue reading Coping with the Stigma Around Mental Illness

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Easing Seasonal Affective Disorder

One month into school and you may have experienced a certain shift in your mood, and this could be from the change of weather, or the shorter days that we have. Seasonal affective disorder is a form of depression that can hit us hard during this time of the year and it can start at the same time each year. The truth about depression can … Continue reading Easing Seasonal Affective Disorder

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Friends Through A Screen

Reading week is a time where we, as students, can relax and catch up on schoolwork that may have piled up, or sometimes we use reading week just to have fun or work. With online classes, it might be hard to make friends nowadays and it can leave us feeling pretty lonely. Students who are coming into University for the first time or are transferring … Continue reading Friends Through A Screen

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Screen Fatigue

It’s the beginning of November and reading week is close. Over the past twomonths, you might have experienced some symptoms while staring at your computer’s screens for hours on end. These symptoms include: headaches, dry or watery eyes, blurred vision, sore neck, difficulty concentrating, and it can also be described as Eye Strain or Screen fatigue. As university students, we are constantly looking at screens, … Continue reading Screen Fatigue

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Coping With Stress

October seems like the month where we have so many assignments due, while dealing with exams that are coming up and exams finishing it can take a toll on our bodies and our mental health. We get stressed from finishing one exam but then jumping right into the next assignment which is due the next day. That pressure that we put on ourselves to succeed … Continue reading Coping With Stress