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Ontario Investing $28 Million in Mental Health and Addictions Services...

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Ontario is investing in local mental health and addictions organizations to provide care closer to home for people who are experiencing mental health and addictions challenges.  The province is also creating a province-wide registry of mental health beds to connect those experiencing a mental health crisis with the closest available bed. Click here to read the full story
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College Freshmen Are More Depressed And Alone Than Ever...

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College freshmen are spending less time with friends than ever, a survey released Thursday shows, a shift that experts say may reflect declining mental health. The University of California, Los Angeles, Cooperative Institutional Research Program's annual survey shows that incoming students...


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OUSA Campaigns Against Gender Pay Gap, “Bachelorette Degree”...

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The Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) is launching a campaign to bring attention to the gender pay gap in Ontario.  Female university graduates make an average of about $300,000 less over the course of their career as compared to male university graduates, according to Statistics Canada. The Pay Equity Commission of Ontario calculates that the overall gender pay gap in Ontario...


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Students unite to end sexual violence on campus...

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The Canadian Federation of Students is hosting a National Forum to End Sexual Violence on Campus from March 19 to 20, 2015. The Forum will be an opportunity for student activists to gather, share stories of success and struggle, and, ultimately, develop a common vision to combat sexual violence and rape culture on campuses across Canada. “It is students, united through the Canadian Federation...


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Why UVa Students Are Lobbying Against Two Mental Health Bills...

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Two bills concerning mental health reporting on Virginia's college campuses are facing some pushback from University of Virginia students. The bills have already advanced in both the Virginia House and Senate, but UVa students don't intend on letting them get any further. The legislation in...


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‘You Matter’ campaign goes viral, fulfilling its namesake...

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In the span of a few weeks, ‘You Matter’, a mental health awareness campaign and program created by a Brock University residence don, has gone viral. The campaign, run through a Facebook page, is dedicated to posting photos of Brock University members who hold a white board with the simple...


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RBC donates $25,000 to St. Lawrence college program...

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St. Lawrence College Foundation has received a major donation of $25,000 from the RBC Children's Mental Health Project to fund a new mental health gateway program on campus. The ASK program was developed by counsellors at St. Lawrence College after doing a resource review of existing mental...


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Acadia University student removed from dorm after expressing suicidal ...

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An Acadia University student says he was removed from his dorm after expressing suicidal thoughts, but the Nova Scotia university says it would never make such a decision without the student's health in mind. Blake Robert, 20, published his account in the student newspaper The Athenaeum on...


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Different Mental Disorders Show Similar Gray Matter Loss...

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Researchers have discovered a common pattern of gray matter loss in a spectrum of psychiatric disorders, ranging from schizophrenia to depression to addiction, according to a new meta-analysis of brain-imaging studies by Stanford University School of Medicine. “The idea that these disorders...


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Toronto man finds stranger who saved his life twelve years ago...

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In 2002, when Mark Henick stood on the edge of a Cape Breton overpass and let go, a stranger reached out and saved him from taking his own life. Last week, after launching a social media campaign to find the man, Henick received an email from Mike Richey, the man he remembered from that night...


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