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Tips & tricks to maintaining mental wellness throughout the winte...

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The end of the fall 2015 semester is rapidly approaching. While this time of year is often marked with celebration and cheer, it can also be a stressful time for everyone on campus. Below are some related articles and tips on maintaining mental wellness throughout finals as well as the winter holidays. Wellness Module: Stress & Wellbeing - Here to Help, BC How to de-stress in...


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Graduate students identify strategies to boost morale, mental health...

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Workshop participants say faculty and staff can help by encouraging student collaboration, providing positive feedback. “We need more guided discussions with peers to discuss grad school issues more openly and honesty.” “It was really useful to hear from other students that difficulties are common, that it’s not just me.” Those were some of the comments...


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The Stay Connected Mental Health Project...

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Helping young people in Nova Scotia On August 22, 2009, the world lost a talented, sensitive and enthusiastic individual when Alex Fountain took his own life. He was a 20-year-old university student at the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, struggling with depression. On April 4, 2013, the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre Foundation announced an extraordinary...


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CAMH study finds 1 Out Of 4 High School Students Engages in Hazardous ...

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Alcohol remains the most popular drug of choice for Ontario students in grades 7 through 12, with 29 per cent of 12th graders engaging in hazardous drinking, according to the 2015 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) released today by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). More than one-quarter of high school students are allowed to drink at home with friends. The...


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Trinity College Receives $1.75 million to Launch Mental Health and Wel...

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Trinity College will be enhancing its Health and Wellness program and providing on-site mental health counselling and support services for its students, through the generous support of alumni, Trinity alumna Dr. Anne Steacy ’76 has donated $1.5 million to establish the Anne Steacy Counselling Initiative, which will support core staffing in the area of mental health and wellness, including...


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Focus university funding on quality rather than quantity, report urges...

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Provincial report suggests Ontario should focus funding on improving the quality of an undergrad education, including student satisfaction and teaching “soft skills. Ontario should fund universities less on student numbers how many new students they get and more on the quality of students’ experience, according to a government-commissioned report to be released Thursday. If...


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Mental health services are paying off in California...

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by Tony Wagner - retrieved from Marketplace.org website. As college campuses nationwide try and cope with increased demand for mental heath services, one study found the investment is paying off for California. The RAND Corporation looked at the effects of investment in prevention and early intervention treatment at California public colleges over about a year and a half....


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Role of Campus Cultures Missing From Debate on Minority Mental Health...

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Dec 2, 2015 - Retrieved from the Chronicle of Higher Education Website. To the Editor: Your recent article “How Mental-Health Care Entered the Debate Over Racial Inequality” (The Chronicle, November 19) missed a fundamental aspect of the issue of mental health among minority student populations. While helpfully focusing on the call for more campus mental-health professionals...


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U of C Mental health services see surge in demand...

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Counselling appointments at Students’ Union Wellness Centre up 29% CBC News Posted: Dec 07, 2015 12:00 PM With a growing demand for mental health services on campus, the University of Calgary is launching a campus-wide plan for student, faculty and staff. The Students' Union Wellness Centre has seen a steady rise in the number of students seeking counselling support, with 1,445 appointments...


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Documentary chronicles hardships of juggling classes, kids, jobs...

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Young mothers juggle kids, jobs, classes to achieve the goal of earning a college diploma. She was a teen mom — twice. By her 20s she was a mother of three. Then one day, Nickeisha Henry decided to rewrite her future — and education would be the key. But the juggling and tenacity it took this single parent to earn a three-year college diploma as a child and youth worker could...


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