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A week to recognize and reflect on mental health efforts

[Caring Campus]
Student leaders from the Caring Campus Project meet with the team’s principal Investigators: (middle row, centre) Heather Stuart (centre left) Shu-Ping Chen and (centre right) Terry Krupa.

This week, May 4-10, is Mental Health Awareness Week in Canada. At Queen’s, it’s a natural time to reflect on past challenges and recognize the progress students, faculty and staff have made in areas of mental health education and support. The university community has made a concerted effort to keep talking about mental health. The following is a roundup of many of the mental health initiatives and programs that were highlighted in the Gazette in the 2014-15 academic year.

April 17, 2015: ‘Paying it forward’ with mental health support fund

March 3, 2015: Chair boosts mental health awareness

Feb. 5, 2015: Easing the post-secondary transition  

Jan. 27, 2015: Taking the talk to the next level

Jan. 22, 2015: Student-athletes promote mental health awareness

Jan. 6, 2015: New online mental health resource aims to get more feet on the ground

Dec. 8, 2014: Mental health efforts backed by Jack.org

Dec. 3, 2014: Stressed out about exams? Help is available

Nov. 5, 2014: Creating a caring campus

Sept. 19, 2014: New workshop takes closer look at mental health

June 12, 2014: Continuing the talk on mental health

More information on mental health initiatives on campus is available from the Queen’s Mental Health Working Group.