With members of the University of Saskatchewan (USask) community facing a number of stressors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to assess our own mental health and to reach out to others who may need support.
Bell Let’s Talk Day provides us with another opportunity to discuss the importance of taking care of our mental health and to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Learn how to get involved in Bell Let’s Talk Day: https://letstalk.bell.ca/en/bell-lets-talk-day
Here are several USask resources to support mental health:
Feeling overwhelmed: If you are struggling to cope or know someone who is, please reach out for help.
Self-help: If you are looking for ways to take care of your mental health, there are self-help articles, wellness sessions and self-assessment tools made especially for USask students that will help guide you.
Wellness workshops: Learn about mental, physical and academic wellness by attending any of these workshops available to USask students.
Conversations: If you need someone to talk to, consider speaking with a faith leader. Faith leaders offer support and can connect you with the faith organization they are affiliated with. On the occasion of Bell Let's Talk Day on January 28, Faith Leaders invite you to have a conversation on mental health and create connections, share a prayer, or sort through a challenge. The USask Faith Leaders are available to support you through your new term.
Peer Health: Connect with USask students who are passionate about student health, want to make a difference on campus, and address health issues that impact student well-being.
Be Well at USask Podcast: Members of the USask community will share ideas and provide guidance on how we can be well in all aspects of our lives — mind, body and life. It will also highlight campus initiatives and resources designed to engage and support you.
Visit a therapy dog online: USask students, staff and faculty are welcome to drop into Zoom visits with the PAWS Your Stress Therapy Dog program. Check out the calendars for more events.