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More than just talk – mental illness needs support

By: Stephanie LResources and funding as opposed to awareness, are needed to break mental illness stigma Mental illness affects one in three Canadians at some...

Love is in the air… and the brain

Love. Such a small word with a huge impact.  Everyday, love hangs over you like a guardian angel, omnipresent and intoxicating. Most songs are about love,...

How to have a hot girl semester A deep-dive into the...

Everyone knows that exercising can help achieve that hot girl summer body that we all desire. However, did you know how much it can...

Death highlights academic pressure

Content warning: potentially triggering information below.  Calls to prioritize mental health over grades at school abounded online after a Wilfrid Laurier University student ended their...

More mental health coverage for students

Beginning Jan. 1, 2020, students at UW will have access to EmpowerMe, a student assistance program in addition to an expansion in the existing...

Mental health: where Canada falls short

Lately, Canada’s conversation around health care has become shallow and significantly more partisan, with a focus on big ticket and media-heavy items. Despite the...

Students struggle to access counselling

A UW student was denied an immediate appointment with Counselling Services during Thrive Week because they weren’t booking for mental health issues at the time. Priya...

What’s thriving in 2019?

For many people, ‘thriving’ means doing well in every aspect of life. This is increasingly the case when society puts so much weight on a...

Talking mental health

The Student Mental Heath Forum, part of Thrive Week 2019, offered insight into the shortcomings of mental health initiatives on the UW campus. The Committee...

Decreased counselling to come

Counselling services recently started following a guideline that only allows for a maximum of six sessions per student, down from the previous 10 .  The...