The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal


Travelling to a foreign country to take part in an educational program presents many challenges affecting a student’s mental health. International students encounter financial, linguistic, academic and interpersonal problems while studying abroad, andor many students, leaving home and dealing with wide cultural gaps away from loved ones is very demanding.

Most of us have felt awkward or embarrassed at some point in our lives — the flushed cheeks, the rapid heart palpitations, the desire to bolt out the door.

This year ­— 2018 — is the year where the conversation around mental health is no longer taboo.

Nine hundred people cram inside Centre Street Church in Calgary bound by their conviction to stop the suicides of first responders and their families.