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Ontario Takes Next Step Toward French-Language Postsecondary Education

April 9, 2018

Ontario is moving forward with postsecondary education for thousands of French-speaking students by creating a new stand-alone French-language university, l'Université de l'Ontario français. This historic addition to Ontario's postsecondary sector will offer a range of university degrees and education, entirely in French.

Video game addiction a disease? WHO prepares to codify 'gaming disorder'

April 4, 2018

A CAMH study released in 2016 estimated 13 per cent of Ontario students — or almost 123,000 kids — have experienced symptoms of a "video gaming problem," which was up from nine per cent in 2007.

Ontario Making Historic Investment in Mental Health and Addictions Care for Every Stage of Life

March 21, 2018

Nearly one third of people in Ontario will experience a mental health or addictions issue at some point in their lifetime. The government’s historic investment in mental health and addictions services will help ensure that anyone who needs support can receive the care they need, when and where they need it. There should be no...

Elders on campus

March 19, 2018

Charlene Baker sits at a round table in the Harry Allen lounge, down the hall from the main entrance to the Ayamdigut Campus of Yukon College, in Whitehorse. Laid out in front of her are trays of beads, half-finished slippers, and pieces of tanned moose hide. The middle finger on her right hand is protected by a piece of tanned hide and she’s using a needle and thread to add purple beads to a flower design.

The kids aren’t alright: It’s time to get serious and invest in student mental health

March 15, 2018

Here's an unsettling fact. One of Canada's most-renowned universities, with a student population the size of a small city, is chronically reliant on philanthropic donations to meet the demand for on-campus mental-health programs.

Margaret Trudeau working to break stigma around mental health

February 14, 2018

Mental health issues advocate Margaret Trudeau engaged a crowd at Northern College in South Porcupine, sharing her journey with being bipolar. Afterwards she signed books and met with people.

York International launches #YIFeel Campaign

February 8, 2018

York International (YI) has launched the #YIFeel campaign, a student-led mental health initiative for international students, coinciding with the surge of international admissions from all over the province.

Bell Let’s Talk Day at Algoma U, students speak up

January 31, 2018

In honour of Bell Let’s Talk Day, Algoma University hosted a Community Event in the Speakeasy, featuring Mental Health Educator from the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Lisa Carricato, and the Counselling Services team on campus. This was a great opportunity for students to come out and get a chance to talk and ask questions...

Students' quest for perfection may contribute to mental health crisis

January 29, 2018

Researchers say rates of perfectionism have gradually increased among post-secondary students over the last three decades, which may partly explain the rise in mental health problems. A recent study analyzed generational differences in perfectionism among over 40,000 college students from the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada between 1989 and 2016. The results showed...

Trent University in Peterborough launching Ontario's first mental health and addiction nursing diploma program

January 25, 2018

Trent University is launching Ontario's first mental health and addiction nursing graduate diploma. Designed for registered nurses, the program will allow nurses to develop their skills in the area of mental health and addiction.
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