Self-medicating with art: A guide

Most of us self-medicate to some degree to manage our emotional needs. Self-medicating can be done through the use of drugs, alcohol, and other substances to deal with a plethora of negative emotions, including stress, anxiety, and depression. Some people also self-medicate with excessive food, videogames, or watching TV.  Self-medicating can be defined as a behavior … Continue reading Self-medicating with art: A guide

Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2019

When your phone buzzes or a notification pops up your screen, do you stop what you're doing to look and respond? Do you have multiple devices constantly competing for your attention at all times? Do you find it hard to sit still for a bit without checking your phone or social media feeds? Have you been looking … Continue reading Take the Pledge! #NationalDayofUnplugging2019

NoSurf: A guide for minimizing mindless browsing

My introduction to the NoSurf community, ironically, happened as I was mindlessly browsing through Reddit, my favorite guilty pleasure, and stumbled upon the NoSurf subreddit, a community for people who want to become more productive by wasting less time mindlessly surfing the internet. The NoSurf movement does not advocate for quitting the internet altogether. Instead, … Continue reading NoSurf: A guide for minimizing mindless browsing

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 volunteered as a team leader at the Peer Support Centre that offered peer counseling to students. As a team, we were responsible for hosting events to promote mental health and the Centre to students, staff and … Continue reading A simple and effective youth engagement activity for mental health awareness