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

20% of students cut back on food before going out drinking: study says...

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Nearly one in five university students deliberately curb how much they eat before going out drinking, suggests a new Canadian study that offers more evidence of the so-called “drunkorexia” phenomenon on campus.The behaviour is not — as sometimes portrayed in the past — just about young women trying to control their weight while binging on alcohol, the research indicates.Almost as...


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Suicide risk for trans people can be reduced, new study shows...

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Ella was 14 when she attempted suicide for the first time.She had always known she was different. Ever since she was a child, growing up in South Asia, she felt uncomfortable in her own skin. She would get beat up at school, and family members would make “weird comments” about her behaviour. After her family immigrated to Toronto when she was 11, it was even harder. “I had an accent,...


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Eric Windeler from Jack.org receives honorary degree...

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Eric Windeler, the founder of Jack.org has been presented with an honorary degree from Queens University this week. Jack.org is a national charity, focused on creating a national network on student leaders and advocates around mental health issues. Windeler's son Jack, began his arts and science degree at Queen's in 2009 but never made it to graduation day. Jack suffered from mental illness...


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Infographic: Young Adult Preferences for Mental Health Information...

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A study by Mobilizing Minds examining the preferences of young adults when it comes to information about mental health has recently been published in the Journal of Health Communication! In additoin to the study, they also created an infographic to illustrate the findings. Taking into account information content and format, the infographic shows three distinct preference groups that emerged...


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Researchers from Brock University examine youth-adult partnerships for...

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Youth-adult partnerships involve youth and adults working together to improve the systems that affect them. While research on the effects of these partnerships in community mental health promotion is limited, research in other areas demonstrate positive benefits for youth. Brock University researchers examined the New Mentality pilot program to explore what makes these relationships...


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University of PEI offers training in new mental health first aid progr...

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A new mental health first aid program is being offered to University of Prince Edward Island students, staff and faculty. It's a two day workshop created by the Mental Health Commission of Canada.     The program share ideas on how to recognize signs of mental health problems and how to provide some initial help, says James Reddin, a UPEI counsellor. "When somebody's going through a mental...


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