Post Tagged with: "mental illness"

A photo of organizers at Mindfest 2015 (Courtesy University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry)

A preview: Mindfest, a fun way to learn about mental health

On Wednesday, Ryerson students and community members will have a chance to participate in the fourth annual Mindfest as part of National Mental Illness Awareness Week. The full-day event aims to start conversations around mental illness and to engage students in learning about mental health in fun and interactive ways. Mindfest is a collaboration between the University of Toronto, Ryerson […]

by Oriena Vuong· · Food & Health, News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Emily Stachera/ Ryersonian Staff)

No accommodations for undiagnosed students

Christine Moncrieff entered an exam period at the University of Ottawa with 80 per cent in all of her classes, but she ended up failing the semester. She missed her exams after having a mental breakdown caused by her post-traumatic stress disorder and borderline personality disorder. Instead of clemency, she received a letter kicking her out of her program for […]

by Emily Stachera· · News
Fashion line helps consumers ‘take ownership’ over mental illness

Fashion line helps consumers ‘take ownership’ over mental illness

“Wear Your Label” was one of eight start-ups accepted into The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation at Ryerson University in September. Their mental health conscious designs have been recognized internationally and showcased at New York Fashion Week.

Nella Brodeet, captain of the women's hockey team, started a social media initiative to raise awareness for mental illness.

#RamsTalk near and dear to Brodett’s heart

After hitting rock-bottom in an off-ice battle with depression, Nella Brodett nearly committed suicide last month. “I was looking around my room and the lights were out,” says the women’s hockey captain. “(My) phone was off and the curtains were drawn. I was in bed. And thought about ways that I could do it. And I thought about my roommates, […]

Nella Bodett (Leslie Walker/ The Ryersonian)

Ryerson Athletics’ social media campaign raises awareness for mental illness

Women’s hockey team captain Nella Brodett is starting a two-part campaign today to raise money and awareness for mental illness. Brodett, who has suffered from depression on and off for the past two years, and teammate Emily Rose Galliani Pecchia started a Twitter campaign today that will raise money for Do it for Darren, an organization that helps youth suffering […]

by Harlan Nemers· · News, Sports
Badakhshan is the accused in the first-degree murder trial of Ryerson student Carina Petrache. (Courtesy Facebook)

Mom tells court: “I knew my son was sick”

The mother of alleged first-degree murderer, Farshad Badakhshan, feared for her life while she lived with her son in 2005, a Toronto jury heard this week. Badakhshan, 31, is on trial for the brutal 2010 killing of 23-year-old Carina Petrache, a former Ryerson criminology student. Badakhshan’s defence team called Badakhshan’s mother, Sedigheh Moradi, to testify for several days last week […]

by Bruce Laregina· · News, Off Campus
Ryerson’s missed assignment policy is doing more harm than good

Ryerson’s missed assignment policy is doing more harm than good

The guilty-until-proven-innocent policy Ryerson has in place for a missed assignment is failing students with mental health concerns. A missed exam or assignment due to illness must be accounted for with a Ryerson Medical Certificate with proper letterhead, filled out by the student’s doctor within three days of the due date. A common cold is rarely an acceptable excuse. This […]

by Emily Westover· · Editorial, Opinion
Depression can affect anyone, and it can be incredibly hard to shake. Peter Lozinski / Ryersonian Staff

The never-ending battle against depression

In 2009 I was diagnosed with depression. It was around then that I realized the way I was feeling was in no way normal. Apparently, it isn’t normal to be convinced everyone hates you. Apparently, it isn’t normal to outwardly loathe yourself. Apparently, it isn’t normal to wish yourself out of existence. They said it would get better. It did. […]

by Peter Lozinski· · Opinion, Voices
Town Hall: The future of Ryerson’s mental health strategy

Town Hall: The future of Ryerson’s mental health strategy

By Emily Westover Students and faculty had an opportunity to suggest ways of dealing with mental health needs on campus this afternoon. As part of mental well-being week, Ryerson’s Mental Health Advisory Committee held a town hall discussion, where they talked about developing strategies. The event was facilitated by Ryerson alumna Valerie Pringle. Panelists were committee co-chairs Su-Ting Teo and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · News