Helping Ontario's colleges and universities enhance capacity to support student mental health and well-being

Data Project a Canadian first for coordinated mental health informatio...

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Scientists and researchers in the field of mental health information are collaborating as never before, leading to shared understanding and efforts, and ultimately to better care for people with mental health problems and illnesses. Click here to read the full article
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Mental Health First Aid Canada launches new training course for northe...

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Similar to the basic Mental Health First Aid Canada training course, Mental Health First Aid for Northern Peoples is a three-day training program designed to improve mental health literacy and provide skills and knowledge to help people better manage potential or developing mental health problems. There is also a six-day course to train people to become instructors. Click here for the full...


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The Faces of Mental Illness Know, it’s Time for ACT!ON Mental He...

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The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has announced the five Canadians selected for the 12th annual Faces of Mental Illness campaign. Each one of them has a unique story and they are all willing to speak openly and honestly about their experiences with mental illness to help others who might be struggling silently. Throughout the next year, the five Faces will...


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George Brown: New lounge aims to address assessment test anxiety...

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George Brown College student ambassadors and peer coaches are ready to answer questions, address anxieties and even offer you a snack before you write your test. The new Assessment Centre lounge opened at the St. James campus on July 7 in an effort to make the assessment process as stress-free...


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Can’t find a psychiatrist? Here’s Why...

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We are talking openly about mental illnesses and addictions now more than ever – and that’s a good thing. Efforts to address the stigma associated with mental illnesses have made it easier for people who have been suffering in silence to seek help. We have witnessed this first-hand at the...


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Rising toll of mental illness worries students...

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Long before statistics show a trend, people sense a change in their world. That is happening now at Canada's colleges and universities.                             Students see more of their friends than ever before seeking help for mental illness. Clinics report more demand for psychological services. Everyone on campus — undergrads, postgrads, researchers,...


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Students with invisible disabilities have plethora of services to miti...

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The general view of someone with a disability is of a person who has a mobility issue – they might need a wheelchair, a walker or a cane. And yet according to a 2006 Statistics Canada survey, some half a million adults reported having a disability of an emotional, psychological or psychiatric...


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Incoming UTSC students get head start on university life...

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When incoming U of T Scarborough students arrive for Orientation Week in August, more than two-thirds of them will already feel at home on campus after participating in the Get Started academic orientation program. Get Started is an initiative designed by the Academic Advising& Career Centre...


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ISP for Colleges & Universities

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Those who need help the most are often the least likely to utilize available services. Research shows that many troubled students have beliefs and attitudes that pose significant barriers to treatment. Each year, surveys show that less than 20% of college students who die by suicide were past or current clients of the campus counseling center. To read more about the ISP, click here
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Vancouver to Host International Mental Health Leadership Conference in...

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The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) was proud to participate in the ninth annual International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) Conference – a gathering of global health executives, held in Manchester, England from June 9-13.  Canada will host the 2015 IIMHL conference in Vancouver, September 21-25. Read the full article here
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