Post Tagged with: "mental illness"

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
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