mental health

Someone writing an essay, looking at four screens, and multitasking. Illustration by Sie Douglas-Fish.

Why don’t you have an attention span anymore?

For many people, the internet and social media is still just new, somewhat confusing technology. But, as the iPhone comes close to its 16th birthday, it is becoming the norm…
VicPD Co-Response Team

VicPD Co-Response Team showing early success 

Last month, the Victoria Police Department (VicPD) implemented the Co-response Team (CRT) and, according to Chief Del Manak, the team is already seeing success. 
tired student

How to combat lingering burnout from finals season

If the new term already has you dealing with burnout, you’re not alone The first month of the winter semester has almost passed, but university students have been feeling the…
BACK logo provided by SOCC.

Newly-launched BACK program aims to support BIPOC students’ mental health

Belonging, authenticity, communities of care, and knowledge — these are the pillars of the new mental health initiative BACK that was launched to support BIPOC students at UVic. BACK is…

Improve your mood by busting a groove

Through hardships, stressors, and difficulties, dancing has the power to create a sense of joy and contentment.
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UVic to consider extending winter break after student petition

Over 1 500 people have signed a petition requesting a longer winter break As exam season approaches, many UVic students feel that they need a longer break over the winter…
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Vancouver Island Crisis Society launches suicide bereavement programs island-wide

As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September, the Vancouver Island Crisis Society (VICS) is expanding their Suicide Bereavement Support program island-wide via Zoom.
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Students detail long wait times for mental health services

“So having this feeling of ‘I’m doing the right thing to obtain counselling,’ but when those services are difficult or even unattainable it feels like a huge failure.”

Online classes will have a negative impact on students social lives

When 90 per cent of undergraduate classes are online, how are we expected to socialize?  Last year, if someone told me I was going to be attending lectures from the…

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