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According to the Priory group’s mental health research, 35% of men believe that they’ve had diagnosable mental health conditions at one point in their lives. The survey found that men don’t talk about their mental health because they are embarrassed or believe that they have learned to deal with it. Some have said that it will take them having thoughts of suicide or thoughts of self-harm before they talk to a close family member or friend.

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Ambrose Wellness invites you to enjoy breakfast with the men from Menzleague! Invest in your mental health by enjoying food, community and hearing from MenzLeague, a Calgary based men's mental health initiative.

Students, Wellness

As a student, it is often difficult to take care of ourselves, especially with the pressures of writing papers and exams. That’s why it is so important for us to remember that our bodies need to be taken care of as well as our minds and emotions. We are reminded to look after our grades, but how often do we think about our physical wellness?

MyAmbrose, Wellness

Human beings are made to be social!  We are social creatures that need companionship and community in order to thrive in life.  The strength of our connections deeply impacts our mental health and overall happiness in life.  Being socially connected to others helps ease anxiety, depression, decrease stress, boost self-worth, provide comfort, prevent loneliness, and increase life expectancy.

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Saturday, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. In light of the back-to-school season and business that surrounds this time, it is important to take a moment to reflect on this topic. 

MyAmbrose, Wellness

In university, it is so easy to get caught up in all the business and noise of student life and become anxious beyond all measure. However, sometimes the solution to this is more simple than one may think. 

MyAmbrose, Wellness

As much as many of us may like to ignore it, we are slowly approaching the end of the semester. Assignments and papers are beginning to pile up, stress levels are ever increasing, and it is easy to become overwhelmed by everything there is to do. It is during times like this where it is crucial to value your mental well-being; we must allow our minds and bodies to find moments of rest in order for us to achieve success.

MyAmbrose, Wellness

My life experience at Ambrose University has been bittersweet but much more of faith, hope, determination and interconnectedness. Pursuing post-secondary education is exciting for those who want to advance their learning, but not without many stressors. In May 2021, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, and it was the most challenging and distressing time for me.

MyAmbrose, Wellness

In our world, nothing is 100% stable; politics, family, school, food, sleep, etc. But that doesn't mean that you have to be unstable. How can we control our emotions instead of our emotions controlling us?

 

Wellness

As you walk through campus this week, you will see red dresses. These dresses are hung to commemorate the lost lives of Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada that have been murdered and/or missing. The amount of active cases continues to grow and so do catching the people who have committed these crimes. The art installation is intended to spark conversation and encourage you to think about some of the untold history in Canada. 

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