Take Care: a Mental Health Guide filled with diverse resources
By your SU Reps in the faculties of education, arts, medicine, and kinesiology
As students, we face a lot of challenges, stress, and pressure. These difficulties come from all aspects of our lives whether it’s our family, our friends, society, or our chosen program of studies. We face pressure to meet all the deadlines, spend time with our family and friends, and achieve high grades in our coursework. Often, we forget to take care of ourselves because we are so busy juggling everything else in our life. We created this guide in hopes that it will help you carve time out of your day to do some much needed self-care. We have journal prompts, crossword puzzles, a page where you can complete a To-Do List, recipes, and breathing exercises. We also know that sometimes it is hard to ask for help and to know where to go for help. This is why we have a section dedicated to Mental Health Support. We sincerely hope that this guide is helpful as we move into our final exam schedules. On behalf of the 78th SLC, let us say how proud we are of you. Attending university is not an easy choice nor is it a smooth road. Attending university in a pandemic and completing your coursework online? That is a major accomplishment. No matter the results of your finals, we hope you know that your GPA does not define who you are or what you will achieve in your life. Remember to take time for yourself and to pause and reflect.
Download our guide for recipes, activities, breathing exercises, and mental health resources.