Name: Jordon Profit
School: The University of New Brunswick
Fav thing about your campus: The UNB campus is built on a hill that overlooks the beautiful downtown of Fredericton and the John Thorpe Walking Bridge which stretches across the Saint John River.
Dream Job: My Dream Job would have to be a Councilor in the mental health field.
What is your connection to mental illness?
I myself suffer from Depression and Anxiety Disorders, I also have a connection to mental health through working as a Support Worker at a residential care home for adults diagnosed with mental illnesses, while working in the mental health field while suffering yourself, you are able to understand this topic on a deeper level.
How do you deal with stress from school?
School can be overwhelming at times and can throw your mental health out of whack. From what I have learned through trial and error of my last three years in post-secondary, once you realize yourself coming off the tracks you have to try and rebalance your life. If that means missing a couple classes to get your head straight so be it, honestly your mental health is more important then that Biology or Philosophy class, You’ll be able to catch up on a later date. If you find yourself struggling with a full schedule dropping a class from that semester is always an option and you can always take it again next year.
What does your campus do to help students' mental health?
Here at UNB they provide students with Counselling services as well as having a very wide variety of people to work with you through your mental health journey, UNB also holds a Mental Health Awareness Week that was held in late September as well as a few Mental Health Awareness groups such as The Jack.Org Chapter.
Do you have any school year self-care tips to share with other students?
· Get involved
· Save time for yourself
· Surround yourself with people that care
· You are your first priority
· When asked to do something, don’t be afraid to say no.