Archinect - News 2014-04-25T04:59:50-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/96244091/mental-health-survey-at-university-of-toronto-s-faculty-of-architecture-reveals-worrisome-results Mental Health Survey at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Architecture Reveals Worrisome Results joelleond 2014-03-23T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-03-26T13:16:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v9/v9uwj0uiip9y091n.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Earlier this month, the Graduate Architecture, Landscape, and Design Student Union (GALDSU), released the results of its first mental health survey conducted in the month of December 2013. The survey asked students to reflect on their experience at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto, with questions ranging from sleeping habits to issues of physical and mental comfort. The survey forms part of GALDSU&rsquo;s Mental Health Initiative and was developed in collaboration with a doctoral candidate of the Department of Psychology of the University of Toronto.</p><p>Architecture schools have a long standing reputation as pressure cookers, where constant deadlines and a drive for innovation have created an environment where all-nighters are glorified and isolation from the outside world is prevalent. The report, now <a href="http://issuu.com/joelleon1/docs/galdsu_mentalhealth_report2014" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">available online</a>, reaffirms that many aspects of this reputation are well deserved. A majority of students reported irregular slee...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/47316399/a-study-on-job-seekers-mental-health A Study on Job Seekers' Mental Health Archinect 2012-05-04T20:00:00-04:00 >2012-05-04T20:52:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nw/nwoqy9b64fvfotu2.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to a new study led by Connie Wanberg, a University of Minnesota professor of organizational and work behavior, the average laid-off worker experiences a gradual improvement in mental health until the 10- to 12-week mark, when the trend reverses. The study found that those participants who reported better mental health tended to conduct more intense job searches, increasing their likelihood of landing jobs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Here, <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">take a happy pill</a>.</p>