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Students, faculty encouraged to tune out and turn off Friday

Smartphones, computers, laptops and tablets—being plugged in all the time can drive you crazy.

As a finale to Mental Health Awareness Week, Screen Free Day invites members of the UWindsor community to take a break from electronics on Friday, January 18.

The technology fast is a project of Campus Ministry, which has arranged other activities to keep people’s hands busy, including board games all day in the Assumption University lounge.

“Everyone I spoke with about the idea is very excited, but I am quite sure no one realizes how hard this will be,” says chaplain Chris Valka.

The idea has won support from the Educational Development Centre and the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance. Learn more on the website of Mental Health Awareness Week.