Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

University hosts Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental health will be the topic of discussion and focus of events over the next four days at Brandon University.

While it’s geared toward students, Mental Health Awareness Week is open to the public.

“It’s not just a student issue, it’s not just a BU issue, it’s a community issue,” said Carissa Taylor, Brandon University Students’ Union president. “We’re obviously focusing on BU because that’s where we are, but we want to get the community involved as well.”

The week kicks off today with displays and information booths in the mingling area, focusing on signs and symptoms of depression.

Wednesday is laughter and humour day, with comedian Big Daddy Tazz taking the stage in the Lorne Watson Recital Hall for two free shows. The BU community is invited to the 12:40 p.m. show, while the public is invited to the 7:30 p.m. show.

Wednesday will also include laughter yoga, funny videos and free popcorn and tea in the mingling area.

Thursday’s theme is health and fitness. There will be healthy eating displays in the mingling area, along with free healthy foods.

Friday is all about stress and coping. Craft stations will be in the mingling area, as well as small animals for students to pet. There will be alternative health care demonstrations, including massage, reiki and meditation.

Taylor said they hope this week will unite the campus, raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues.

“I don’t know if it’s affecting more students now, or if students are just more willing to talk about it, but it’s a huge problem across Canada,” she said. “It’s not just a student problem, it’s also a faculty/staff problem and it affects the entire university community … so we thought that it was important to have this be the starting point where we start tackling some of these issues.”

» jaustin@brandonsun.com

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition November 13, 2012

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Mental health will be the topic of discussion and focus of events over the next four days at Brandon University.

While it’s geared toward students, Mental Health Awareness Week is open to the public.

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

Mental health will be the topic of discussion and focus of events over the next four days at Brandon University.

While it’s geared toward students, Mental Health Awareness Week is open to the public.

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
The First World War at 100

Social Media