UVic Student Mental Health Blogger
My name is Jocelyn, and I’m approaching the final year of my BSc of Psychology here at UVIC. This is my second year writing for the blog, and I’m thankful for the opportunity to engage with the larger UVIC community on topics that I’m hugely passionate about. Mental health is a subject of particular interest to me, and it is my goal to help facilitate further conversation about the many issues that can affect us both as students and as individuals. I am a huge believer in the power of communication, and feel that providing space for individuals to share their thoughts and opinions is an invaluable service.
I was fortunate enough to have been born and raised here on Vancouver Island on the traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən people, and I acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
As someone who has spent most of her life as being enthusiastic (in principle) about camping and the outdoors, I have recently begun to explore more of this incredible island.
In my spare time, you can usually find me making a mess of my kitchen, attempting to corral my unruly flock of chickens, or finding novel places to hide my socks from my two dogs.
When I first heard this phrase, it blew me away.For many of us, hearing that someone is having a hard time causes the immediate response: how can I help? In some cases, it’s easy – going for a walk together, bingeing Netflix, or just giving them a pep talk can be...
If you were to ask someone about what it meant to be physically well, chances are that they wouldn’t have to think very hard before answering. Our concepts of physical wellness and health are largely culture-based, and informed in large part by the media that...