November 18, 2018

Glamorization of drug use a dangerous, deadly game

By Karina Kajishima, Spoke News Whitney Houston, Prince, Lil Peep and Mac Miller — they were once among the most popular names in the music industry. All of them are now dead due to drug overdoses. All of them died within the past seven years. Houston overdosed on cocaine. Prince died from a fentanyl overdose. Lil Peep overdosed on fentanyl and alprazolam, more commonly known as Xanax. And Mac Miller … Continued

College counsellors here to help

BY AUSTIN WELLS Stress is an inevitable part of being a human being. It can occur while working, and is an unfortunate part of the daily life of a college student. According to Statistics Canada, one in five Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime. While stress itself is not a mental illness, it can augment an existing condition or help cause others. While living with … Continued

Seeing a counsellor beneficial

BY ASHLEY SPRAGUE Being a student is stressful. Balancing work and social and school life, along with having time to sleep, eat and work out, is a lot to have on one’s plate. Homework and assignments are stressful. Deadlines and keeping your grades up are stressful. Being a student is stressful; some students are so stressed that they become anxious or depressed. In fact, according to Canadian Centre for Addiction … Continued

A healthy mind and body lead to happiness

BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA Therapy is important to a healthy mind, but just as important is a healthy diet and plenty of activity. Research has shown that exercising can improve mental health, and improved mental health can result in a healthy lifestyle. “A lot of times it is those around them who notice before they do how much exercise is changing them for the better, especially with activities of daily living … Continued

Just Breathe, Just Run group helps reduce stress

BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER Deep breath in, deep breath out. On your mark, get set, go! When it comes to mental health, finding ways to eliminate stress and anxiety can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. Counselling Services at Conestoga College wants to make the word, “stress,” disappear from all aspects of your life. The Just Breathe, Just Run group helps with that by offering tips and ways that … Continued

Stress-Free Zone in Atrium Dec. 3

BY NATHAN BROWN The time of year that every student dreads is fast approaching, exam week. During this week, and the ones leading up to it, students are extremely stressed. Keeping a level head is hard. Staff at Conestoga College’s Counselling Services understand this and want to help, so on Dec. 3 they are holding a Stress-Free Zone. “Students need help to not let stress take control of them,” said … Continued

Count on counselling services

By NATHAN BROWN Every first-year student experiences the same thing, stress, but what resources are there that students can utilize to make their school year easier? Conestoga College’s Counselling Services offers a wide variety of programs and services to students, ranging from counselling sessions for stress, to helping them cope with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. “Stress is a thing that everyone is affected by,” said Marshal … Continued