GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Over the last several weeks, questions about Urban Meyer’s health have gotten louder. During Ohio State’s game against Indiana earlier this year, cameras caught Meyer kneeling on the sideline.Meyer came out and addressed the concerns about his health saying he was dealing with a “cyst” that led to severe headaches. Following the game to Indiana and a loss to Purdue, there were reports of “friction” within the Ohio State football program.On Tuesday, Meyer spoke with Yahoo Sports in order to clear up any concern about his health.“Over the last few years, I’ve felt better and, with the help of my doctors, learned to manage it and monitor it with medication,” Meyer said in a phone interview. “I’m optimistic that this time won’t be any different.”Meyer was also asked about his future with the Buckeyes. According to Yahoo Sports, Meyer plans to remain with the program.He reiterated to Yahoo Sports that he has no plans to step down at Ohio State, but wanted to be fully transparent about his health issues to alleviate questions about his future. “I just want people to know what’s going on,” Meyer said. “I’ve been dealing with this for several years.”It looks like Meyer isn’t concerned about his health moving forward and plans to be a part of the Buckeyes moving forward.Next up for Ohio State is a chance to get back on track against Nebraska this weekend.[Yahoo Sports]
Brock University is marking Mental Health Week with a series of events on campus.The Canada-wide initiative runs from May 1 to 7 and aims to encourage discussions about mental health and draw attention to available supports.“This is Brock’s second time participating in the week and we’re hoping to build some momentum off of last year,” said Kathryn Walker, the University’s manager of Health Management and Wellness. “This is about showing our commitment and interest in mental health, raising awareness and reducing the stigma.”Human Resources will be running a variety of activities, including yoga and art therapy, a positive thinking seminar and a fundraising barbecue in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Niagara branch.The week will also kickstart Brock’s Great Canadian Challenge, which aims to connect physical activity to mental wellness.Participants in the challenge, held in conjunction with Canada’s 150th birthday, will be asked to keep track of their steps over a two-month period in hopes of collectively walking, running and cycling enough kilometres to span across the country.Brock’s week of activities will end with a Wellness Walk on Friday, May 5 beginning in the lobby of Schmon Tower at 11:15 a.m.Walkers are encouraged to wear green to show their support for mental health awareness.“Hopefully there will be a sea of green,” Walker said, while urging people to participate.The University, she said, is actively looking for ways to take action and provide support regarding mental health awareness and education.Brock University’s Mental Health Week events:Monday, May 1 — The Great Canadian Challenge LaunchJoin Brock’s trek across Canada! Participants will accumulate kilometres by walking, cycling or running for the purpose of physical activity, i.e. treadmill, elliptical, track, or use of a Fitbit or pedometer, etc. Record the distance travelled from May 1 to July 1 on the tracking sheet provided and return to [email protected] at the end of the challenge. As a team, Brock will try to make it across Canada. Registration is required on Focus on Learning.Tuesday, May 2 — Art Activity Drop InParticipants are invited to explore the therapeutic benefits of colouring during the drop-in program from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Mackenzie Chown A-block Room 323. Adult colouring is one of the latest strategies for coping with stress and anxiety.Wednesday, May 3 — Yoga for EveryoneLearn the basics and benefits of yoga in Brock’s fitness studio from noon to 1 p.m. Participants are asked to dress comfortably and may bring their own yoga mat.Registration is required on Focus on Learning. Space is limited.Thursday, May 4 — Shepell Workshop: Boosting Your Positive OutlookThe seminar, from noon to 1 p.m. in Room ST 105, aims to help participants understand the ways in which seemingly automatic negative thinking occurs, recognize its typical manifestations and develop a process for tackling negative thoughts effectively. Registration is required on Focus on Learning.Friday, May 5 — Wellness Walk and Fundraising BarbecueEnjoy a Wellness Walk, weather permitting, beginning at 11:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Schmon Tower. The walk will end in Jubilee Court, where a barbecue will be held until 1 p.m. in support of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Niagara branch.People are asked to wear green in support of mental health awareness.The barbecue will include your choice of hamburger, hotdog or veggie burger, served with kettle chips and pop or water for $10. The combo includes a $3 donation to CMHA Niagara to help enhance local resources. Additional donations are also welcome.