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CMU approaches student wellness with generous hospitality

Monday, July 26, 2021 @ 1:47 PM

The coronavirus turned students' lives upside down. It completely changed life in the classroom, on the court, and in dorm rooms, significantly impacting students' mental health. But CMU's response to supporting students through challenging times didn't change. "The best solution is a community that cares," says Dean of Student Life Charlie Peronto. Luckily, that is who CMU is at its core.

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Cultivating health and wellbeing

Monday, November 9, 2020 @ 9:00 AM

What comes to mind when thinking about 'wellness' and 'mental health'? For many, taking care of mental health may mean booking a session with a therapist. For others, practising wellness might mean beginning a new diet or exercise routine. While, generally, these practices embody the most basic expressions of wellness, wellbeing is impacted by every facet of life. As CMU's Spiritual Life Facilitator Danielle Morton puts it, "wellness can feel like a nebulous category. What counts and does not count as wellness can look different for everyone."

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‘For the straight way was lost’: Navigating faith, grad studies, and mental illness

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 @ 12:04 PM

When MA Theology student Grace Kang was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she found herself forced to re-evaluate almost everything. So she went to grad school.

Haeon Grace Kang—Grace, in Anglophone circles—came to CMU searching for God: "I thought that studying God might help me to find a more intimate relationship with God. So far, I'd say that has worked out," she says.

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