Health & Wellness

Student Counselling Virtual Pamphlet Collection

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A resource for dealing with life’s challenges and problems. Some of these issues may not be easily discussed or disclosed to others. Each subject in the series links to virtual pamphlets offered by Student Counselling and Resource Centres at numerous institutions.

Created by: Student Counselling and Resource Service of the University of Chicago

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The Surprising Science of Happiness (21:16)

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Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our “psychological immune system” lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.

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Go Ask Alice – Health Q & A’s

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Go Ask Alice wants to help you take control of your health and well being. Website staff review over 1100 questions each week. Topics covered include: alcohol and drugs, fitness and nutrition, emotional health, sexual health and relationships.

Created by: Alice! Health Promotion Program at Columbia University

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My Philosophy for a Happy Life: Sam Berns (12:44)

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This Ted Talk was given by Sam Berns who was diagnosed with Progeria at the age of two. Progeria is a rare, rapid aging disease that limits life expectancy. In this talk Sam outlines his philosophy for a happy life.

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Web MD

The medical team at WebMD tweets the most trust-worthy and timely health news and information.

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Bladder Chatter

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This resource includes over 35 information sheets that deal with a wide variety of health issues. Its name was inspired by the fact that the information sheets were originally posted on select washroom stalls around Thompson Rivers University (TRU).

 

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Alcohol Reality Check

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A tool to see where you stand with your drinking. There are three quick questions to answer and the whole process should not take more than three minutes. The resource also includes a number of brochures available in PDF format.

Created by: University of Victoria & Centre for Addictions Research of BC

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The Power of Introverts (19:13)

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Susan Cain author of the block buster book Quiet talks persuasively about the extraordinary talents and abilities that introverts bring to the world. She believes in a world where being social and outgoing is prized above all else that we need to also encourage and celebrate the important contributions of introverts.

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World Health Organization

Official twitter channel of the World Health Organization. The United Nations’ health agency.

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