Hello fellow Slugs! Today we’d like to introduce another amazing PEP member, Aditi. We’re so glad to have her on the team this year. Thanks for all you do, Aditi!
What do you do regularly to relieve stress?
When I get stressed I like to decompress. When I’m really stressed, my feelings and emotions tend to build to the point where I have to create environments for myself that are less stimulating. The ways that I do that are unplugging, reading a good book or watching a good tv show. I recently learned of a new type of deep breathing exercise through the CAPS Stress Less presentation and started incorporating it into my routine. It works really well.
Tell us about something you’re passionate about outside of school (e.g., clubs, hobbies, interests, volunteering, activities, etc.)
I’m passionate about a lot of things! I love children and I enjoy working with them on their academics and overall well being. I like keeping active and I enjoy such sports as tennis and baseball. I recently started kickboxing and it’s a lot of fun. I also like curling up with a good book and keeping my finger of the pulse of pop culture, watching TV and movies.
If you could share one thing that you’d like your peers to know about CAPS, what would it be?
If I could tell my peers anything about CAPS, I would say that CAPS services are confidential, and genuinely there to help you, no matter what you think the size or the scope of the problem is. CAPS works on a day to day basis to help students deal with their individual stresses, but beyond this, they work hard reduce the stigma associated with seeking mental health services. They consider both the battle and the war. And that’s really important.
Aditi is a second year Intensive Psychology major, affiliated with Crown.