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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Majority of Canadians experiencing COVID-19-related stress, ‘mental health wave’ predicted: UM study’s early findings

June 1, 2020 — 
Researchers from the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences are leading a study to learn more about what factors may predict or prevent stress during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Rady Faculty of Health Sciences

Navigating the ‘new normal’ post COVID-19 lockdown

May 8, 2020 — 
As the province starts to ease restrictions on public life, Manitobans who have been spending a lot of time at home physical distancing or isolating may be experiencing feelings of anxiety related to COVID-19 at the prospect of going out into the public

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students on the quad at the U of M with Pembina Hall residence behind

Students seem to be weathering mental health challenges during COVID-19

March 20, 2020 — 
Student Counselling Centre offers some tips to help keep it that way

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The main floor of UMSU University Centre filled with students

Mental health and wellness resources for students

January 15, 2020 — 
Information on a range of resources available

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Desautels Faculty of Music

Bringing down barricades

September 5, 2019 — 
Desautels Faculty of Music professors and alumni shine a light on mental health issues

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Students

Campus mental health five year report

May 13, 2019 — 
Five years ago, the U of M adopted a mental health strategy, Success Through Wellness, with the aim of addressing and improving mental health for the entire university community

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Faculty of Law

“You are more than your grades”

March 8, 2019 — 
One of the most important lessons of the year for law students came from prominent Ontario lawyer Orlando Da Silva, who visited Robson Hall on March 1st, 2019. Having struggled with depression from a very young age, Da Silva, a former President of the Ontario Bar Association currently working at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, has been on a cross-Canada tour to talk to law students about the importance of talking about – and fighting the stigma of mental health.

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Robson Let's Talk Day responses were honest but encouraging about facing the challenges of law school.

Faculty of Law

Students Reflect on Preparing for Law School

February 1, 2019 — 
For Bell Let’s Talk Day, law students of the Robson Mental Health Group invited their peers to consider the question, “Looking back now, what would you tell yourself prior to entering law school?” The anonymous answers were posted on a white board in the Faculty’s main hallway, and sparked a lot of conversations, said Bethany Hutlet (3L), one of the organizers. “It was meant to be an honest discussion,” she said, “so I was pleased people were frank.”

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Suzi Friesen, director of programming for Project 11, leads a class in mindfulness meditation.

Alumni

Trailblazer Talks: Keeping kids off thin ice

January 29, 2019 — 
Former Bison Hockey captain Dwayne Green [BEd/00] on Project 11 and filling a gap in youth mental health education

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Bisons Bell Let's Talk

Bell Let’s Talk: A conversation worth having

January 25, 2019 — 
Jan. 30 is Bell Let’s Talk Day; see what’s happening across campus

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