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

Fathers turn ‘the talk’ into dialogue on respectful relationships...

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Eli Hurst is 12 years old. Girls have just started to enter his thinking in a new way, and he’s “vulnerable,” says his father, Darrell Hurst. Still, Eli’s views are sturdily progressive, despite the misogyny seeping into the U.S. presidential campaign and corners of Canadian campuses. “Treat girls with respect,” he says. Darrell recently sat down with Eli to make good...


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First-generation students receive helping hand...

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If you’re the first in your family to go to university or college, there are benefits to identifying yourself as a first-generation student and of taking advantage of support services designed especially for you. While the transition to post-secondary education is seamless for some first-generation students, many face greater challenges making the transition than those students whose...


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Laurentian Leads the Way in Mental Health Programming for Internationa...

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SUDBURY, ON, June 16, 2016 /CNW/ - International students at Laurentian University now have unprecedented access to 24/7 mental wellness counselling in their language of choice. Laurentian is the first university in Ontario to implement the keep.me SAFE program by guard.me, the industry's leading mental health support program for international students. Created by guard.me in response...


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CAMH to open 3 youth mental health walk-in clinics in Toronto...

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Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health is opening three mental health walk-in clinics for young people in the city. Olivia Heffernan, 26, youth engagement facilitator with CAMH, told CBC News that the walk-in clinics have been designed in part by young people to offer them the mental health services they need. The clinics, aimed at people aged 11 to 25, provide access to...


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Pot-related psychosis linked to early ‘dangerous’ use...

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At first, the voices he heard in his head were pleasant. But then, they turned malevolent. Jean Thibodeau, a 19-year-old University of Toronto student and avid pot smoker, became convinced he was possessed by the devil. He could see blood gushing down his chest and feel a deep gash in his neck. “I remember thinking, I’m going to die,” said Thibodeau in an interview. His roommate...


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Ontario needs strategy to end youth homelessness: Report...

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Ontario needs a youth homelessness strategy that focuses on prevention and on moving youth out of the shelter system and into stable housing as quickly as possible, says a national homelessness think tank. The provincial framework to end youth homelessness, to be released Thursday by York University’s Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, calls on the province to lead, direct and...


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