Mental Health Tips for University Students

By Halifax Psychologist Brad Peters Well, it’s that time of year again when Halifax is bustling with university students – approximately 30,000 within the greater metro area alone! University life can be stressful, and students would be wise to take care of their psychological health. With that in mind, here are some ‘tips’ to anticipate and deal with psychological obstacles that may present themselves during the academic year: 1. Anticipate and Avoid Procrastination You intend to spend the evening studying, and then find yourself watching movies, playing videogames, chatting with a friend, or doing something other than what you should be doing. The distractions are subtle but predictable: you sit down to write a paper … “wait, I’m kind of… read more →