There are many emotions that sit between the spectrum of sadness and depression. It is natural to have short-term feelings of sadness, grief, and isolation when difficult life experiences happen.
Student life can become overwhelming. We can often dismiss those internal warning signs, like emotions, that help identify when things are not quite right. Being aware of our emotions can help move us towards acceptance, build resiliency, and prepare for future life experiences.
76% of university students
felt very sad in the last year.
52% felt so depressed in the year that it was difficult to function.
70% felt very lonely
in the last year.
Social or Community Health
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek help. Below you'll find a list of resources and supports available to you as a UFV student.
If you are struggling with depression, reaching out for help can be one of the biggest challenges. The Wellness Centre aims to make that first step as safe and comfortable as possible. At the Wellness Centre, you can talk to a student peer, who can help you navigate the resources that best suit your needs. A student peer is there so you never have to go it alone.
— Alec Z, BA student (4th year)
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