Why victims of assault can’t say no — and can’t speak up
By Saloni Bhugra Low rates of reporting sexual assault are tied to societal power structures that normalize abuse, experts say. According to SexAssault Statistics Canada, only six out every 100 sexual assault incidents are reported. And those that do come to light often lead to blowback against the victim.... Read more
Mental health among young people worsens during pandemic
By Josh Welsh In a time of uncertainty and great difficulty, one of the major impacts COVID-19 has had on young people is with their mental wellbeing. Chris Jian, a 23-year-old law clerk at a Toronto law firm, is one of those affected. “I had just started my job... Read more
PALS study help and spa specials ease semester stress
Staff at the Humber College Peer Assisted Learning Support Center (PALS) are putting on Last Call for Fall: a cozy, school-wide study session to help students keep up with their school work as the semester comes to a close. Last Call features free academic support through tutoring, workshops, and... Read more
Feeling SAD in winter
Article by Joey Chini and Brandon Burnett The weather has as big an impact on mental health as it does on the roads. Approximately 1 in 8 adults experience the symptoms of a mood disorder at least once in their lifetime. After a week of relatively warm February weather,... Read more
Humber College community looks to erase stigma around mental health
The Humber College community is looking to erase the stigma surrounding mental health by sparking conversations about the topic. “Just as you would go to the doctor for pain that you feel,  it’s really important to be able to share with someone your journey, to have somebody to support... Read more
It’s Good2Talk
College and university is a time when many students are affected by mental illness. According to the Mental Health Commission of Canada, 75% of first time diagnoses occur between the ages of 16-25. While therapy is an option that is proven to be beneficial in helping with mental health,... Read more
College students seek treatment for depression and anxiety
An increasing number of American college students are seeking professional treatment for their mental health, while the country’s college campuses are experiencing an unprecedented demand for counselling services. The average age for people to get mental health issues is the early 20’s. According to an annual report done in 2015... Read more
Three hostages and gunman dead after eight-hour standoff
After an eight-hour standoff with police in California, three female hostages and a gunman are dead; two employees and one clinical psychologist. Albert Wong, a 36-year-old army veteran attacked three workers from The Pathway Home in Napa Valley. California police confirmed Wong snuck into the home on Friday. He took three women... Read more
Breaking the Silence with Bell Let’s Talk Day
Mental illness, also known as psychiatric disorders, affect many people. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, One in three Canadians will experience a mental illness or substance use disorder in their lifetime; More than ten Canadians die by suicide each day; Suicide rates among Indigenous youth are among... Read more