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Chandler is a therapy cat who helps his owner with various mental disorders. (Photo by Linsey Raschkowan)

Furry friends are the best new therapists for students

Sunlight streams into a tiny apartment on Jarvis Street. Small, furry cat toys litter the floor. On a grey loveseat, a chubby, orange cat sleeps. His name is Chandler and he’s a service cat.

“You don’t realize it because it’s very subconscious,” said Melissa Sorokolit, Chandler’s owner. “But animals are very intuitive with how you’re feeling.”

by Linsey Raschkowan· · Features
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Off-campus therapy alternatives

With prolonged counselling wait times at Ryerson, some students are opting to skip the queue and head to a local clinic for mental health services.

by Latifa Abdin· · Health, News, Off Campus
(Ryersonian file photo)

The unexpected success of Ryerson’s therapy dogs

First-year film studies student Kristen Romano would usually be at a coffee shop in between classes, but she’s happy to stay on campus today. Even though she could really use a break from school, she stands patiently in line outside the lower gym at Kerr Hall West. She’s excited to enter a gym full of cute, cuddly, therapy dogs she’s […]

by Jen Chae· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Posters at the Ryerson counselling centre . (Jayna Rana / Ryersonian Staff)

New open support groups to help students on counselling centre waitlist

Cuddles with a therapy dog and tips to cope with unwelcome thoughts are just a couple of the ways four new groups launched by Ryerson’s counselling centre in March will deal with high demand and long wait times for appointments. The groups will serve as alternative methods of helping upwards of 50 students who are not in crisis but are […]

by Jayna Rana· · News, On Campus, Top stories
Four-legged therapists

Four-legged therapists

Furry four-legged pooches are coming back to campus Thursday. Certified therapy dogs will be on site for students to pet and interact with in hopes of relieving some built-up stress. This is the fourth event hosted by the Access Centre, Ryerson security and the Counselling Centre since October of last year. Bronwyn Dickson, a counsellor at Ryerson and one of […]

by Tanya Cruz· · Arts & Life, Health, Top stories
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