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Editor's notebook: talking and listening

Editor's notebook: talking and listening

[photo of Gordon Hall with graphic text for Editor's Notebook]


Mental illness affects one in five people. But we all have mental health. Wherever we are on the spectrum of mental health, it needs to be okay – for all of us – to talk about the issues surrounding mental illness and mental health. There is so much to discuss on this topic that we can barely scratch the surface in one issue. But I’ve made a start, bringing you just some of the stories of the people – Queen’s students and staff, faculty and alumni – who are changing the way we think about mental health. I hope that after you read this issue, you’ll add your voice to the conversation. Throughout this issue, we talk about the Principal’s Commission on Mental Health. You can learn more about the commission by visiting the Principal's Commission on Mental Health website.

Have your say:

At the end of May, we’re sending out our 2015 readership survey by email. The survey will be sent out with the help of our colleagues in the Office of Institutional Research and Planning and will conform to their ethics and confidentiality standards. The questions will be very similar to our 2011 readership survey, containing 90-plus questions. This should take you about 15 or 20 minutes to complete but, because the survey link is tied to your email address, you can log out of the survey at any time and return to finish it later. We want to be thorough because the information you give us will help to shape the magazine going forward.

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[photo of Andrea Gunn]Cha Gheill,

Andrea Gunn
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[photo of Queen's staff, faculty and students with a sign "Focus on mental health"]