A splitscreen image of a man walking up a staircase on the left, and who women in white VIU "Talk to Me" shirts

Lindon Lennox (left) and VIU students in the Talk to Me campaign (right) / Images via Mike Duddy and VIU

Follow along with The Nav’s Mike Duddy as he speaks with VIU’s Thrive and fellow student Lindon Lennox to find ways to reduce stress as a student during a difficult semester.

If you’re in need of help, call VIU’s Counselling Services at (250) 740-6416 to book an appointment. Visit www.here2talk.ca for 24-hour confidential messaging.

Kuu-us Aboriginal Crisis Line: 1-800-588-8717

Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888


Mike is a web designer, writer, and videographer who has lived and experienced stories from all over Western Canada. He is on his third journey through VIU pursuing his degree in Digital Media Studies. In his non-VIU life, Mike spends his time hanging out with his wife and kids, exploring Vancouver Island, and learning how to be a better global citizen. This is Mike's first year at The Nav, and he is looking forward to telling the stories that matter to Nanaimo, and especially the VIU community.

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