Students

Supporting Another Person

Posted on 01/11/2019 in Anxiety & Depression, Blog, Depression & Suicide, Students, Trauma Care

Sometimes we get worried about the mental and emotional health of a loved one, friend or acquaintance. Perhaps a friend has confided in you that they are feeling sad and filled with despair. Maybe you’ve noticed a classmate struggling with stress – they’re not sleeping, they’re on edge and feel tremendous pressure to perform well. Or maybe you know of a friend who is what you suspect is an abusive relationship. You’d like to help – but you’re not sure how. It’s okay to feel awkward or apprehensive about doing so but it’s important to say something to the person… Read More Here!

 

Navigating New Relationships

Posted on 15/10/2019 in Blog, Students

Grade 12 seems like a long time ago and perhaps your high school sweetheart relationship and maybe even some of your friendships are also long gone. Now you’re in university/college and focusing on your studies. Except there may be some new relationships you are experiencing – a roommate, new classmates, professors and instructors, and maybe a new romantic relationship – or perhaps you’re dealing with an existing but now long-distance relationship. College is often a time of big changes in your life and your relationships are not exempt from those changes. Roommates If you’ve never lived with a roommate before,… Read More Here!

 

Grades and Exam Stress

Posted on 01/10/2019 in Blog, Students

Most people agree that university and post-secondary studies are vastly different from work done in grade school. For starters, your class size may have risen from about 30 to well over 100! The ability to have one-on-one time with the Professor or Instructor (or even the Teaching Assistant) can be very limited or maybe even in some cases – non-existent. How you’re taught The style of teaching has changed as well. Mostly lecture-style versus experiential learning may be a difficult adjustment for you. The sheer amount of work expected from you can be staggering. If you are also employed or… Read More Here!

 

Adjusting to a New Identity

Posted on 15/09/2019 in Blog, Students

Of course, you are still the same person as you were before you started post-secondary studies but it may feel like you have a different identity because the way your peers knew you in grade school may be different from how you are now. You may have been labelled or identified as: An athlete Perhaps you played on all the school teams or you excelled in a sport or athletics as a whole but have decided not to play varsity sports – or maybe you tried to but were unsuccessful. It can be tough to go from practices every day,… Read More Here!

 

Adjusting to a New Place to Live

Posted on 01/09/2019 in Blog, Students

Attending post-secondary school for the first time often means a change of address if you don’t live in the same city as the school. Perhaps you’re living away from home for the first time. Maybe you’ve moved from a rural to an urban setting. Or maybe you’re adjusting to life in a dorm or living with one or more roommates. All these changes can be stressful. Leaving home Getting your own place can be very exciting or daunting…or both! Being in university is a bit of an in-between situation though as you have technically left home but move back-in, between… Read More Here!