Opinion

breastfeeding parents are left with little support at Ryerson. (credit: Pixabay)

OPINION: Breastfeeding spaces at Ryerson

How hard is it to find a place to breastfeed at Ryerson? Surprisingly, pretty hard. Even getting a straight answer from faculty and staff was nearly impossible. And some campus staff don’t know that breastfeeding spaces exist.

After a day of trying to find breastfeeding spaces for student-parents, both designated and not, I found that spaces that were supposed to be available weren’t and I’d have to wait hours for the others.

by Brooke Taylor· · On Campus, Opinion
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OPINION: Black community mental health

The discussion around mental health can make people feel uncomfortable, or embarrassed. Because of that it is an endlessly silenced topic. But if people dismiss their apprehensiveness by speaking up, they are ostracized.

by Sade Lewis· · Opinion
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VOICES: My time in a psychiatric ward

I didn’t think I’d end up like this: snot-nosed and teary-eyed, head down with the indents of my pill bottle in my hands. This was my third time here except this time I was here to stay.

I was in the emergency room, where people went when they had a bad cough. There were crying babies and drunk people; I’m sure their emergencies were a matter of life and death. But mine was all about death.

by Anonymous· · Opinion, Voices
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EDITORIAL: Mind your language

Three-quarters of lifelong mental illnesses emerge between the ages of 18 and 24. By age 25, 20 per cent of Canadians will have developed a mental illness.

As students, we ought to be aware of our mental health and learn strategies to maintain it. But what does that entail?

by Ryersonian Staff· · Editorial, Opinion
Julia Lloyd worked on perfecting her social media accounts to the point where it didn't reflect reality anymore. 
(Photo by Julie Faye Germansky)

VOICES: My fake social media life

Everyone has something about themselves they wish they could change. Some even go out of their way to portray themselves differently to others for the sake of keeping their true self hidden.

Every day, I worked on perfecting my social media profiles to portray my ideal self. I sometimes felt like I had two personalities to maintain: one that I hated and one I wanted to be all the time.

by Julia Lloyd· · Opinion, Voices
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