Another blog post about the benefits of physical exercise for mental health (and how to exercise more)

Just in case you had any doubts regarding how beneficial exercise is for mental wellbeing, a simple search on Google for the benefits of exercise for mental health pulls up about 250,000,000 results. Exercise is a powerful method for mantaining our mental wellbeing. It promotes changes in the brain that support neural growth, reduce inflammation, and create … Continue reading Another blog post about the benefits of physical exercise for mental health (and how to exercise more)

Self-medicating with art: A guide

Most of us self-medicate to some degree to manage our emotional needs. Self-medicating can be defined as a behavior in which an individual uses a substance or any exogenous influence to self-administer treatment for physical or psychological ailments.  Self-medicating can be done through the use of drugs, alcohol, and other substances to deal with a … Continue reading Self-medicating with art: A guide

A simple and effective youth engagement activity for mental health awareness

It is nice to be important, but it is important to be nice. During my undergraduate studies, I volunteer as a team leader at my university's Peer Support Centre that provided peer counseling to students. As a team, we were responsible for hosting events that promote mental health and the Peer Support Centre to students, staff … Continue reading A simple and effective youth engagement activity for mental health awareness