Coming to Western

You know when you’re driving and then you look up and you’re at your destination and you don’t even remember getting into your car? And by the grace of God you somehow got there safely? That is a metaphor for my coming to university. I don’t really know how I got here, but I’m going […]

“…Now We’re Here” – Alizah Merali

Happy Tuesday! This month, we’re going to be looking at the unique transition period between high school and university. Stay tuned for posts about handling the stress of midterms for the first time, Drake lyrics, and transferring to a completely new school and major! Here’s the first installment:   “I’m ready” Switching from Health Sci […]

March for Men: Parbon Khan

This month, yWE TALK is launching a campaign to cast a light on an issue that is too often stigmatized and silenced: men’s mental health. In order to get a greater understanding of this facet of mental health, we reached out to individuals who were brave enough to speak about their experiences. At yWE TALK, […]

March for Men: Kevin Kim

This month, yWE TALK is launching a campaign to cast a light on an issue that is too often stigmatized and silenced: men’s mental health. In order to obtain a greater understanding of this facet of mental health, we reached out to individuals with unique and interesting experiences. Through his reflection, Kev Kim draws a […]

Ink Movement Features

Thank you to our kind friends from Ink Movement who shared with us these amazing pieces that address mental health, all submitted by youth from the Peel Region!! We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we did! Check out Ink Movement here: Website || Facebook || Twitter   Submission 1: Happy Boy maybe I’m just a […]

Mental Health in the Media

As members of Generation Z, most of us grew up in an extremely tech-savvy society and environment. We lust after the latest tech gadgets, spend most of our time on various social media platforms, and are overall, constantly surrounded by media. As a result, we have greater access to and are more susceptible to media […]

15 Amazing Mental Health Tweets in 2015

We saw people express mental health through the arts: 1. 2. We heard authors and artists speak out about mental health: 3. 4. We were informed and educated through initiatives like #WorldMentalHealthDay and #BellLetsTalk: 5.  6.  7.  Charities and non-profit organizations showed their support for mental illness: 8.  9.  Everyday people courageously used Twitter as […]

Men and Mental Health

One of the biggest movements in mental health activism are anti-stigma campaigns. Within the mental health community, it is a shared goal to destroy the stigma surrounding mental health. Stigma continues to exist because of the belief that having mental illnesses should be seen as disabilities. Not only is this untrue, it leads to unnecessary discrimination of individuals with mental illness. But what happens to stigma when we look at mental […]

Mental Health Superhero: Alicia Raimundo

Trigger Warning: Suicide Attempt Mention Disclaimer: These experiences and opinions are subjective and specific to Alicia’s. Although her methods of healing were helpful and good for her, they are by no means interchangeable with professional care and counselling.   ­ Since her youth, Alicia Raimundo struggled with depression, anxiety, and severe suicidal ideation. Despite having […]