Mental Health is No Game : a PSA

I designed this poster to raise awareness about the reality and seriousness of mental health, and increase viewers’ understanding of those struggling with an invisible illness. I decided upon my my target audience--viewers between the ages of 14 and 50 (with video game experience)--because this demographic is highly affected by mental health issues and has lots of contact... Continue Reading →

Dance, Charity & Awareness

Each year, UWO Dance Force puts on an end of year show to showcase their talents as well as raise money for a charity decided on at the beginning of the year. This year, they have chosen the IBD Foundation. Their purpose is to enhance the quality of life of people living with Inflammatory Bowel... Continue Reading →

Am I a Feminist?

One of the first books I ever received was the Dr Seuss classic, “Oh, The Places That You’ll Go”. I’m sure many of you remember it – the classic, multi-coloured swirls, striped and fluffy trees in the staple at many local libraries. Years later and on the brink of commencing the next chapter of my... Continue Reading →

Mental Health Resources at Western

While Bell's #BellLetsTalk campaign may be seen by some as a marketing ploy, there is no argument that mental health is still stigmatized by society. Whether Bell's intentions are true or not, the campaigns does spread awareness about the silence that surrounds mental health. Today, with every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, the organization will donate 5¢ towards mental... Continue Reading →

The Peril of Being a Good Samaritan

I have always derived great satisfaction from helping others, whether it is holding a door for a stranger or helping someone in an emergency (once on my way to class, a pedestrian was hit by a car and I stayed to help them until the ambulance came). However, a recent controversy has left me questioning... Continue Reading →

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