My curiosity led me to look a little deeper into the practice of art therapy and I learned how it can be effectively used to help with anxiety, depression and stress. Art therapy was a foreign concept to me until I started volunteering at senior homes that frequently brought in art therapists to work on […]
Speak Your Mind is partnering with Youth Central for monthly fishbowl discussion surrounding mental health and youth. Youth Central is a program that engages youth with community service. Collaborating with Youth Central on this project provided insightful discussions on topics that are important for youth today. Some of the key topics that were discussed during […]
By now, most of us are aware of the death of George Floyd, and many other victims of police brutality. There has been a lot of media coverage on the protests, and many important discussions have been ongoing on social media regarding white privilege and the Black Lives Matter movement. Although this is a challenging […]
I wrote this short poem while reflecting on a time when I kept putting the needs of those who I cared about before my own. When it comes to the people we love and care about the most, it becomes more difficult to open up about how we are truly feeling. I did not want my feelings to become another thing people had to worry about, I didn’t want to burden them with my problems. Soon I began to realize that that thought process was just not healthy, and the people around us are there for a reason, because they care about our feelings, and want to be there to support us.
Tell me a little bit about how you’ve been involved in mental health initiatives around Calgary: I started getting involved in mental health initiatives around 2017 because I started to realize it was something that affected a lot of people around me. Slowly, I started to notice more discussions online about anxiety and depression, which […]
When people ask me about why I enjoy journaling so much, I can feel the rush of excitement as I begin to explain everything that I love about it and how it continues to help me in so many ways. By journaling, I am talking about specifically bullet journaling, but this can be applied to […]
Pasindu Wickramarachchi – Student at the University of Calgary Meet Pasindu Wickramarachchi, a student at the University of Calgary studying Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology who wants to create a safer and more comfortable space for students to discuss mental health issues. Why is mental health important to you? Personally, mental health was something that […]