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Hormonal birth control could be causing your depression

Hormonal birth control could be causing your depression

When the birth control pill was introduced in the 1960s, it was a symbol of sexual liberation and choice for women. Today, women are speaking up about the way that the pill has affected their mental health.

by Heather Stewart· · Features
Lillian Greenblatt  (Ryersonian Archive)

VIDEO: What I wish my professor knew

Today is World Mental Health Day.

According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, one in five people are living with mental health issues or illness. Students spend a significant amount of time in the classroom, a space that can either address these issues or significantly contribute to them. 

by Ryersonian Staff· · Health, 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
(Sophie Armstrong)

VOICES: Caring for someone with depression

Picture this: 11 weeks stuck in your bedroom after a complicated five-hour ankle surgery. Two metal rods and 20 screws later, you cannot walk. You just hop on your right foot to the bathroom, then back to bed. At the same time, the incessant banging of your major home renovation goes on all day long. Meals are brought to you in bed. You have to ask every time you want something, even just a glass of water.

How are you feeling? Trapped, secluded, isolated.  To sum it up in one word: depressed.

by Sophie Armstrong· · Health, Opinion, Voices
Lillian Greenblatt  (Ryersonian Archive)

Ending my silence on mental health

Depression is hard to talk about, especially if you have it. Just thinking about the possibility of other people knowing about your weaknesses and your fears induces anxiety. I grew up in India where the education system is fast-paced and competitive. Before I immigrated to Canada in 2004, I was enrolled in the school my mother taught at, so she […]

by Chayonika Chandra· · Food & Health, Opinion, Voices
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