The Change Your World Week website goes live starting April 3rd! See you then!
You can see last semester's archived page by viewing CYWW Fall 2022.
This week finds the halls of Delta College filled with awareness campaigns created by students on issues of concern in their communities. Some participants create displays as part of a class project, while others are part of a student club. At each display, participants are invited to take action on the featured issue, by signing a petition, sending a letter to a lawmaker, joining an interest group, etc.
Students have the option to host their awareness campaigns in the hallways of the main campus or online for everyone to access anywhere. Regardless of where it is held, CYWW gives students the opportunity to find their voice in becoming a co-creator in the kind of community in which they want to live.
This website features links to student-designed webpages to raise awareness on issues they have researched, as well as election-related information (i.e. races, candidates, and ballot initiatives). Each page represents student work to inform their peers and empower them to take action to enact a positive change in their community.
Have you ever felt like your life was falling apart and you were out of options? Many students face this issue in today’s world. health concerns are a rising problem among schools today. Many students struggle daily with mental health and are afraid to reach out and ask for help. These students then are struggling with things that can be helped. The main causes behind these reasons are:
These are the main issue plaguing students today. A lot of these can be prevented and unfortunately continue to occur at a faster rate every year. This graph shows the increase in visitations between St. Pauls's Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital. It shows an increase in cases of mental health issues and that it has a steady pattern of rising. Unfortunately, this pattern will continue to increase unless the necessary changes are made. Every day a student has a mental health struggle and doesn't get the help they need or they don't know who they can go to for help. Mental health is becoming a continuously increasing issue with students because of college, the state of the world, and parental figures.
Students have three main reasons why they struggle with mental health issues like anxiety and depression:
The ever-increasing and tedious amount of schoolwork is causing students to feel pressured and is causing burnout. Yvette Mucharraz, a professor at Harvard, reports, "One of the main challenges I observe both in my research and in my students is the effect of burnout. I have groups of full-time MBA, executive MBA, and executive education students, and, especially with female executives, I’ve noticed increased levels of burnout over the last several years."
Schools are making their curriculum harder, and some students are just struggling to keep up. This increases anxiety levels and causes students in an increased level of burnout and fatigue.
The state of the world today is the second reason. Covid and School violence are at the forefront of every student's mind. Students are going to school not even knowing if they are safe in their own classrooms. This shouldn't be something students should have to face. Nellie El Anny, a Harvard professor, states, "Open conversations about mental health are critical. It should not have taken the COVID-19 pandemic to get us all talking more about mental health in higher education. These conversations should have been happening a long time ago. Perhaps the silver lining is that it has pushed us all to talk more openly about mental health, which has always carried stigma and awkwardness."
Students Talk About Depression
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