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

UW Advisory Committee on Mental Health: Students Needed...

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WATERLOO — A move by the University of Waterloo to create an advisory committee on mental health after a second student suicide on campus should have students on its task force to offer suggestions on their mental health. That's the advice of Tana Nash, executive director of the Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council. "Who better to tell them what they need and what they see as...


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Student advocates share ideas on post-secondary mental health services...

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Professors’ attitudes, better service advertising key to success, students say at jack.org conference. Alexis Lahorra was already going through a tough time when she arrived at Concordia University. In the months before her first year began, she had become the target of cyberbullying. University brought its own stresses and strains. Lahorra stopped going to class. She knew she needed...


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Teens Draw on Experience to Create Mental Health Program for High Scho...

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Students use storytelling and art to engage peers in discussing stress, anxiety and resilience By Andrea Gordon The girl with the ponytail and hightop sneakers looks like any other teenager as she grabs a book from her locker and trudges down the corridor to class. But the whisper of a violin signals there’s more going on behind the scene. Over the course of the next 13 minutes...


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For small towns on the Bay of Quinte, the future is immigration...

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The latest census shows more than 200 Canadian towns saw their populations fall in the last five years. One Ontario community is trying to sustain its population and economic growth through immigration. TORSTAR - Richard Joseph had never heard of Belleville, but the immigrant from India is now calling it home — and loving it. “A smaller community makes the transition easier....


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