Posts by Laura Churchman

It’s OK to be SAD

Heavy workloads and long winters can leave students susceptible to depression. (Photo by Asrar Ul Haq)

  In recent years, mental health awareness and reported forms of mental instability have increased. The Mental Health Commission of Canada states that one in five Canadians experience mental health problems. Contemporary understandings of mental health address the effect of stress not only on mental health, but also physical health. Many people treated for heart…

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School on full speed: Students shouldn’t purchase productivity

As midterm season steadily approaches, many Dalhousie students will find themselves overwhelmed by heavy workloads and the stress associated with time management.  Often, students argue that their professors are all assigning due dates and exams at the same times, causing unmanageable swells of work throughout a term. As frustrating as this has always been, it…

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