#YIFeel: Student Blogposts

Motivational Quote About Mental Health

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"Alone I am, Alone I feel Alone I came from unknown lands,Searching for answers, for truths Bringing with me stories from another nation, another life Alone on new territories... " ~G. Fliane


"Hi! I’m Simran. I’m currently a third-year Media Arts major and I don’t know what I want to do. Life is unpredictable. Funny enough, I’ve met people that have an engineering degree... " ~Simran Dharamsey Media Arts, Third Year


"As an international student, we are sometimes faced with extenuating circumstances that can disrupt our norm in a second. The way we regain stability can be amazing at times. On... " ~Nadine Norman Geomatics Science, Second Year


"I admit that in the first hour I spent right after my parents dropped me off to my dorm, I felt happy to finally be alone. Having shared a room with my sisters all my life, the idea of living in... " ~ Anonymous


"Love is so powerful. I truly believe we can accomplish great things through it. When I feel loved by my family and friends, I feel that I am capable of anything. Love strengthens me, it motivates me... " ~ Camila Tinajero ~ Psychology, Third Year


"Overwhelmed with both the university transition, and having to adapt to a new country and culture, missing home and struggling to find a place in the community, international students... " ~ Dasha Satovska ~ Psychology, Second Year


"This is an ode to any international student that stumbles upon this blogpost. This is a celebration of the effort that you’ve given during your time here; of those heart-wrenching goodbyes... " ~ Camila Tablas ~ Business, Third Year


"Growing up Asian, most specifically Filipino - we have always perceived the West as the dashing silver of destination. I’m not kidding, being able to study or live in the West is highly looked... " ~ Ira Franchesxca ~ Cultural Studies, Third Year



"When I first came to Toronto, I had no one to talk with. To be honest, I have never been a socially active person - I can even consider myself a little bit antisocial - but back in my hometown... " ~ Jack Oztosun ~ Computer Science, Second Year


"In my first week of classes, I found myself sitting in the middle of a crowded room and a sudden wave of loneliness passed through me. I looked around the room, desperately trying to find... " ~ Aparna Mehta ~ English, Second Year


"Mental health has significant number of definitions and meanings. Each person views mental health from their individual perspectives and experiences. For me, mental health... " ~ Arshdeep Kaur Sandhu ~ Psychology, Fourth Year


"I feel disoriented. I'm trying to focus my gaze on some of these faces, but I can't. They are all blurry, the whole world is blurry and everything I look at simply slips away. I can see the... " ~ Daria Scavo ~ Unknown Major


"Doesn’t really hit you until it’s late night and you’re racking your brain and trying to find a logical explanation for what you’re feeling. It’s a nasty type of depression that a lot of us have and yet... " ~ Z. H. ~ Economics, Fourth Year


"Ever since I’ve come to university, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about identity. I have spent a lot of time questioning my identity and what it means to call a place home. Home is... " ~ Aparna Mehta ~ English, Second Year


"Please do not feel obligated to help, do not worry about me. I’m alright spending some time alone. It’s not a big deal, I’ll be okay. I feel good today. I am positive that I will stop at nothing. I feel... " ~ Anonymous


"It makes me feel so dizzy just the thought of standing near the yellow line… Today was such a mess, I have no energies. Well that’s not the way you started. I mean it’s not my problem, right... " ~ Anonymous


"What does it feel like? They ask Now that you are away from home. Now that you’re a man on your own. Is the winter bad, son? Do bundle up. Are you living healthy? Eat some fruit. Do you... " ~ Molade Molara