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

UBC: Reducing Student Stress through Self-Compassion...

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A new study out of UBC reveals a new weapon in the battle against increasing levels of student stress across campuses nationwide: Self-compassion. From the article: 'Stressed out university students, take note: self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. Researchers from the faculty of education’s...


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Age Gap Means Mental Health Stumbling Block for Youth in Ontario...

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At 18, patients age out of treatment programs and face long gaps in care. This forced removal from the system they may have been in from young children or early adolescence is difficult.   [caption id="attachment_8258" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Molly Schoo, who started mental health treatment when she was a child, is now a public outreach speaker for youth mental health....


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Let’s Talk About Supporting Mental Health...

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Bell's "Let's Talk" campaign has raised funds and awareness, but there's more we can do, year round, to support those with mental illness. If you show up for work with a bad cough and a runny nose, most people won’t hesitate to tell you to see a doctor or get treatment. But mental illnesses like anxiety or depression don’t always come with visible symptoms. In fact, in many cases,...


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Canadian Universities See Rise in U.S. Applicants...

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"At many Canadian universities, applications from U.S. students for the 2017-18 academic year are up between 20 per cent and 80 per cent compared to last year, an informal survey conducted by The Globe and Mail shows." Continue reading at The Globe And Mail.com.
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Patients Suffer Over Gap Between Physical and Mental Health Care...

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Family doctors are the first point of contact for most people seeking diagnosis and care, but a disconnect between physicians and mental health professionals leaves many stranded. By Peter Goffin When Esme Hurst’s teenage son Alex started showing signs of depression and anxiety, she took him to their family doctor. His physician diagnosed depression, prescribed an anti-depressant...


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