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SSMU moves for electoral reforms in light of recent election

On Nov. 19, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) voted in favour of establishing an ad-hoc electoral reform committee, institutionalizing support for indigenous communities, and creating a committee to initiate and propose changes to the student health and dental plan.   Electoral Reform Committee   In response to recent and prolonged SSMU election disarray,… Keep Reading

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Evaluating postpartum depression in men

The birth of a child is typically considered to be a joyful experience; however, it can also be a stressful and difficult time in parents’ lives. Sometimes this stress can lead to conditions like antenatal depression or postpartum depression (PPD), which occur during and after pregnancy, respectively. In the past decade, research on antenatal depression… Keep Reading

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Integration of upstream mental health services necessary at McGill

As Mental Health Awareness Week commences, students and faculty alike should consider spaces for improvement in the structures available on campus. Providing upstream services, which are preventative support measures, can promote well rounded health care on campus. Mental Health Services does the utmost it can to help all students with appointments, but financial resources and… Keep Reading

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Third annual Students in Mind conference focuses on active mental wellness

On Oct. 4, the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU) Building was host to the third annual Students in Mind (SiM) Mental Health Conference. The conference, as student content organizer Quinn Ashkenazy explained, was not only meant to give students tools to maintain their mental health, but also to facilitate open conversation about mental wellness… Keep Reading

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Evolving the mental health e-world

Every year, one in 10 McGill students will visit McGill’s Mental Health Service (MMHS). While this means the majority of students may never set foot in the quiet offices of the Brown Building’s fifth floor, MMHS actually ends up playing a role more crucial than ever for many individuals.  Mental Illness Awareness Week kicked off… Keep Reading

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Student Services budget reallocations and reductions

I n Winter 2015, the McGill administration announced changes in Student Serves funding, stating that it would cease to supply Student Services with a yearly transfer from McGill’s operating budget. McGill also announced that in the event of further budget cuts by the federal government, the McGill administration would redistribute to other offices government grants previously… Keep Reading

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Editorial: Bridging the gap between students and mental health resources

Rates of stress, anxiety, and depression among university students have been increasing, as seen in recent studies conducted by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, prompting the need for increased access to mental health services on campuses. Although financial constraints have put a damper on increasing mental health support, university-offered resources and student-run services are still… Keep Reading

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