Notes From Jenn
2018: Jenn's Year in Review
January 3rd, 2019 – Notes From Jenn
It’s hard to believe another year has whizzed by! The U!Shine team continues to be so grateful for all you do to support our mission of bringing mental and emotional health programs and resources to high school and university students. The past year has been full of connecting with students and the community, as well as starting new programs. I know it's a lot to keep up with, so here’s a quick recap --a highlight reel, if you will-- of what we’ve been up to this past year and what you’ve helped build:Read More
A Note from Jenn on Depression
October 17th, 2018 – Notes From Jenn
Today, I will admit, is a heavier article than I generally share, but in light of the loss our culture has experienced over the past several months, I thought it was fitting to spend a little time with the realities of depression.
Here I am not discussing “the blues,” but diagnosed clinical depression. The “blues” is generally situational and usually doesn’t last very long. We ALL experience blues at one point or another. However, depression is different. Depression occurs when symptoms like hopelessness, irritability, or feelings of emptiness last longer than two weeks and affect daily functioning.
Love: Noun or Verb?
February 27th, 2018 – Notes From Jenn
As we wrap up February, a month full of red hearts, stomachache inducing amounts of chocolate, and kitschy valentine’s cards, I can’t help but think on the word LOVE. Love is a word with so many meanings, and -- at times — so little meaning. So my curiosity caused me to do some digging into how love and mental health are connected.Read More