Gadgets and Guidance for Sound Sleep — Redefining Bipolar

Natasha posted this a couple weeks back. I thought it was very well written with lots of helpful tips! As she says, no matter what your experiences are with mental health, sleep is crucial, and quality sleep is essential. Many of my friends benefit from the sunrise simulator alarm clock (I have yet to invest … Continue reading Gadgets and Guidance for Sound Sleep — Redefining Bipolar

With one month left…

Autumn has approached us, seemingly abruptly, with the sudden shortening of days, and the virtually daily rain to remind us. Since we gained an extra hour turning our clocks back this past weekend, I thought I'd use this "extra time" to quickly bring us up to speed with the progress we've made this term. Support Group We've … Continue reading With one month left…

Perspective on Perception

Perspective is the way you look at something. What stance you hold, what angle you take. Perception is how we interpret something. We have certain heuristics in perceiving the world around us, we make judgments from observations based on our own prior experiences, and most of the time, it helps us navigate and understand our … Continue reading Perspective on Perception

Spring Forward

Daylight savings was a few weeks back, and with that came the blooming of cherry blossoms, later sunsets and the subsequent increase of time spent outdoors. It's been almost exactly a year since our last post, and with us springing forward, we thought we would start making more regular blog posts again. So what have we … Continue reading Spring Forward

And so it continues…

Time has a way of sneaking up on us, and in the blink of an eye (okay, maybe several blinks) we have approached the end of the school year. The following is a scientific reflection I wrote for my brain and behaviour course, PSYC 304. It is with bittersweet emotions that I part with PSYC … Continue reading And so it continues…

Connecting with our community

In early March, we met with UBC Counselling Services and presented SHARE to their team. I initially introduced SHARE to a previous counsellor when I reconnected with her to learn more about the field of social work and her experience in the profession. To my delight, she was more than happy to meet with me … Continue reading Connecting with our community

“Jacked Up”

The Jack Summit was more than a month ago, and it's taken me all of March to figure out how to do this whole audio editing thing (I can say for sure that I will not be pursuing it as a profession :P). Natasha had the opportunity to attend, and was kind enough to share … Continue reading “Jacked Up”

Let’s Talk

First off, what a wonderful Bell Let’s Talk Day and UBC Suicide Awareness Day! We, as an entire nation, combined everyone’s voices and efforts, and achieved a record of 122,150,772 million tweets, texts, calls and shares! Which means Bell will be donating $6,107,538.60 towards mental health initiatives around Canada this year. The Kaleidoscope, a non-profit … Continue reading Let’s Talk

the next step

The past two weeks have been quite a milestone for us. Hosting our first ever SHARE group (and one of Canada’s first), reaching 100 Facebook likes, getting our first attendee, and having another awesome person join our team. We also had the pleasure of attending this year’s UBC Student Leadership Conference: The Next Step. There … Continue reading the next step

The Self-Hug and Guidelines

This past Sunday, I met up with Natasha at the Waves on Main and Broadway, seeking her creative help. I showed her some sketches I had made during a sleepless night back in April of 2013. To my pleasant surprise, she really liked the final idea that I had come up with, and took the liberty … Continue reading The Self-Hug and Guidelines