How universities can help students build resilience, improve mental health: Opinion


In an opinion piece for the Calgary Herald, Mount Royal University President Tim Rahilly stresses the pivotal role that universities can play in helping students improve their overall mental health and well-being. Rahilly underscores how the university journey is often one of rewarding personal growth, but can also present unique “pressures to achieve in a new environment.” Importantly, the author argues that universities should provide students with opportunities to build their resilience within the safety of a supportive community. “As the semester ramps up, I encourage students to be kind to themselves and their peers, check in on one another, and get involved with activities […] and communities, both on and off campus,” he concludes.

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