This week, MUSE has released content all pertaining to mental health in one way or another. This month, we released two collaborative podcasts with jack.org talking about mental health on campus today, and the issue of compassion fatigue in our generation.
We’re so incredibly proud to have taken part in the conversation surrounding mental health that happens around Bell Let’s Talk day, but we also know that these conversations aren’t just for one day. To truly break the stigma surrounding mental health, we shouldn’t do it on just one day, but as often as needed, and as often as possible.
In this queen’s edition, and in our last piece for mental health week, we asked you: what’s the best piece of mental health advice you’ve ever received?
Allow yourself to feel the emotions which come up. Don’t try and suppress them, let yourself be not okay. – 3rd Year
Listen to your body. – 4th Year
Reach out! Even if you don’t feel like you can’t talk to any of your friends or family about what your going through, talk to somebody because it does help. – 1st Year
Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. Do what you need to do to make yourself happy.
– 3rd Year
Surround yourself with kind and caring friends. – 2nd Year
No matter how bad you’re feeling, NEVER say something you can’t take back. – 4th Year
Even if your circumstances are seemingly ideal (you’re doing well in school, have supportive friends, maybe even travelling etc.), there will be high and low points no matter what and that’s normal. – 3rd Year
I believe the best tip of mental health advice I’ve received is that I am strong. You have to be the one to take control over your own mental illness, you cannot let it rule you. – 1st Year
If you aren’t going to remember it in a year, then don’t worry too much about it. – 2nd Year
If you need a minute, take a minute. – 3rd Year
It gets better. You may not realize things, or that you are better until you look back and see the progress you’ve made. – 1st Year
That you should never feel shame or be embarrassed about any mental health issues whether you are on, off or don’t take any form of medication! – 2nd Year
You’re going to land on your feet. – 4th Year