How to be merry and bright for the holidays

Tips for staying well while celebrating the spirit of the season

This grad turned her love for martial arts and self-empowerment into a business

Self-Employment program alum Michelle Tremblay is working to combat bullying and build respectful workplace environments through self-defence classes, assertiveness training sessions and conflict resolution seminars.

These Psychiatric Nursing students created an outreach project that won a United Nations Association in Canada award

Inspired by her grandfather, Douglas student Vanessa Reid founded a homeless outreach project for those who struggle with mental health.

Dora the self-care explorer

Dora Kamau is a mental health visionary who founded a women’s self-care community called Bliss Your Heart, all while finishing her Psychiatric Nursing degree at Douglas.

Drawing a map for queer and transgender kids

Photo of Tanysha Klassen, Psychology student, by David Denofreo

Tanysha Klassen wants to help others navigate the challenges of gender identity.

Empathy and passion: the making of a psychiatric nurse

Sanjin stands in front of his motorcycle

After a chance meeting with a psychiatric nurse, Sanjin Ramovic knew getting his Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing was his calling.

Go a mile for mental health Oct. 15

Miles for Mental Health image of trees and showing the Douglas College logo

Annual Miles for Mental Health fundraiser aims to end stigma around mental illness

Pushing limits through play

Matt Berezan wants to use play as more than just an activity. He wants to improve the well-being of people with disabilities.

Whenever In Doubt, Hike!

foggy mountain peak

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think about travelling? For me it’s my Quecha backpack and my soul! Exactly a year ago I was altogether in a different world: I was ready for my Duke’s Nose trek in one of Maharashtra’s (Indian state) finest hiking destinations. Imagine ….rain pouring, lavish greenery in the valley, and snow-white waterfalls in the background. Well this is a typical monsoon day in India, and I just can’t get enough of it. I recently did the Joffre Lake Hike and this was… Read More

Taking the First Steps: My Struggle With Mental Illness

buzz lightyear and woody from toy story, buzz is pointing to the sky and the text reads anxiety anxiety everywhere

Mental illness is a hidden barrier for a lot of people. I am no expert on mental illness and I am not here to spout a whole bunch of facts about it. I am here to take the first steps in making mental illness less hidden among students. I have struggled from depression and anxiety for most of my life. It became debilitating when I entered high school. I very quickly left school and took my courses online. Most of my anxiety is socially driven, but at times it creeps up for… Read More