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Braemar Life Skills Academy - TMU PODCAST Audio only.mp3 (external link) 

Healthline - How hope affects your health and 5 ways to build it (external link) 
Dr. Diana Brecher shares her insight on 5 different ways to build hope.

The Eyeopener - Mind over matter: Does mindfulness help student mental health? (external link) 
A series of student stories displaying insight into their struggles and journeys seeking mental health resources on campus.

Ryerson Today - Healthy habits play a role in student success
Studying for an exam? Want to improve your grades? Make wellness, physical activity part of your learning strategy, say Ryerson experts

Supporting Student Success - Tender Takeaways from a Summer Thriving in Action Training Institute (external link) 
Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer reflects on the experience of running the ninth Thriving in Action Institute, a training session for educators looking to learn about the resilience-based curriculum.

Ryerson Today - Students call this class life changing 
Ryerson’s Thriving in Action, a life skills and resilience course, is now available free online.

On the Record (formerly the Ryersonian) - Ryerson scholars create Thriving in Action online course to help students and faculty thrive (external link) 
TMU scholars Dr. Diana Brecher and Dr. Deena Kara Shaffer describe their web-based thriving resource: Thriving in Action Online.

NOW Magazine - Can students improve mental health by learning happiness (external link) ?
ThriveRU featured as a positive example of universities beginning to offer courses on positive psychology and happiness to improve mental health of students. Dr. Diana Brecher is a featured interview.

Alive Magazine - Opt for Optimism (external link) 
Dr. Diana Brecher talks about Optimism and the optimist's outlook for Alive Magazine.

Ryerson Today - A new way to help students thrive
Dr. Diana Brecher and a student discuss the Thriving in Action program, which uses positive psychology to help struggling students.

CBC Online - Why Ryerson’s Orientation focuses on making mental health accessible (external link) 
A student discusses Ryerson's Thriving in Action program — a new initiative through ThriveRU that provides supports for students, including workshops that focus on well-being and learning strategies.