Posts Tagged ‘self-care’

Are you being gaslit?

Gaslighting is when someone makes you question your thoughts, feelings and reality, using your self-doubt as a weapon of manipulation. Gaslighting is emotional abuse. It’s when someone hurts you – and instead of acknowledging your feelings, they turn it against you.   Your emotions are made out to be trivial, invalid and are effectively silenced.   Someone…

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Take care of yourself, dude

In this image: A mug rests in a man's hands.

At the end of every January, the Bell Let’s Talk campaign, asks Canadians to talk about mental health. Though some have a harder time starting those conversations than others.   “While rates of mental illness are comparable between men and women, men are less likely to recognize, talk about and seek treatment for their illness.” This is according…

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Do you know what’s available to help your mental health?

With exams approaching and the dark days of winter just around the corner, more people can begin to feel the effects of episodic mental health troubles such as anxiety and depression.  An episodic mental illness is when a person experiences high stress, extreme sadness or another form of mental illness for a shorter period of…

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Exams aren’t everything!

BY TANAKA SHUMBA AND MEGHAN CHISHOLM Exam Encouragement  Exam season is finally upon us. In a few weeks we’ll all be writing our final exams before heading home for the holidays. Before you take your exams, there are a few things you need to know.   Yes, exams are important – but remember that they don’t assess what makes each of us exceptional…

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Sad or SAD?

The end of the school year causes all sorts of emotions.  Some students go home to families and friends. Some are happy to have a long break from school. Some are moving into new living situations.   Not everyone feels excited when the end of term comes.   Not everyone will have “fun in the sun” this…

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What self-care practice should you be doing based on your sign?

Are you at the point in the semester where your brain is sore and you’re experiencing burnout? Emotional, mental, or physical exhaustion? Find yourself unable to move, living off pop tarts in your bed, and bingeing season after season on Netflix? Well it’s time for some self-lovin. Your Gazette astrologer put together some self-care tips…

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Mental health safe havens on campus

As finals approach, and the semester inevitably gets more and more stressful, it can be really hard to remember to take care of ourselves. It can be even harder to find spaces on campus that aren’t filled with stressed-out students, where we feel we can take a bit of a breather.   If you’re anything like…

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Self-care pays off 

Work is never ending on the Dalhousie University campus.   Midterms, papers, jobs, and extracurricular activities just keep piling up. The result is stress, burnout and agitation.  The remedy for this chaos is self-care. Self-care benefits your physical health and overall well-being. Practicing self-care gets neglected when our calendars are overbooked. We fall victims to the adage, “hard work pays off.”  It…

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Faces of mental health: Laura Lowe

Editor’s note (Jennifer Lee): For our last issue, each editor was tasked to fill their section with pieces on a theme or topic they feel strongly about. I was torn between doing something on rape culture or racism, but after doing a takeover on the Gazette’s Instagram, I decided I wasn’t done talking about mental…

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