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Graduate School Can Have Terrible Effects on People's Mental Health

Ph.D. candidates suffer from anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation at astonishingly high rates.

December 4, 2018

By: Alia Wong   “I was always gung ho about going to graduate school for some reason,” reflects Everet Rummel, a data analyst at the City University of New York. “That was naive.”   Rummel was indeed gung ho, embarking on a doctoral program in economics immediately after completing both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in just...

The Centre Published in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addictions

November 16, 2018

Systemic issues in the post-secondary mental health sector, including the challenges of maintaining best practices, are key issues in newly published research by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (the Centre).   Authored by the Centre’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, Pearlyn Ng, and Director, Marija Padgen, “An Overview of Post-Secondary Mental Health...

The Centre Holds its Second Northern Regional Forum in North Bay on Campus Mental Health

November 14, 2018

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (the Centre) held its second Northern Regional Forum at Nipissing University on November 6, 2018 to continue to build and  encourage collaboration and partnership building between local campuses and community   Over 30 participants from seven campuses and eight community organizations  from across Northern Ontario participated in...

Laurentian University students vote to each pay $50 to mental health services

November 14, 2018

Laurentian University students voted this month to double the budget for mental health services on campus and the extra money will be coming out of their own pockets.   Two-thirds of students who voted in the referendum approved a $50 non-refundable fee to be paid for by all of 9,800 students at Laurentian, only 13 per...

Kids less emotionally, physically healthy than five years ago, TDSB data indicates

November 14, 2018

TORONTO — New data from Canada’s largest school board indicates its students’ emotional and physical health has declined over the last five years.   The Toronto District School Board has released the results of its latest census, which was conducted last year and includes data from 220,000 students and parents.   The data shows the...

TDSB Releases 2017 Student and Parent Census Data

November 13, 2018

TDSB Releases 2017 Student and Parent Census Data   Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Categories: News Releases   Details about who TDSB students are, their school experiences, relationships at school, physical health and emotional well-being are all part of the 2017 Student and Parent Census released today by the Toronto District School Board.   More than 220,000 students and...

Amy Zimmer Bounced Back with Program

November 12, 2018

By: Brian Kelly   Amy Zimmer found help to deal with her fear of losing everything from friends and loved ones to her job.   She can now manage her emotions rather than turning to alcohol or an eating disorder and isolating herself to try and cope.   “I was never given the tools to...

Mental Health Partnership Announced

Collège Boréal will donate $5 of every application fee it receives to CMHA Ontario to support of community-based mental health and addictions services.

October 23, 2018

Sudbury Star Collège Boréal will donate $5 of every application fee it receives to CMHA Ontario to support of community-based mental health and addictions services. Boreal and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division, announced what they call a unique fundraising initiative that reminds students about the importance of positive mental health on campus and throughout the province.   The...

Collège Boréal and CMHA Ontario Team up in Support of Mental Health

October 22, 2018

(Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, Sudbury) – The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Ontario Division is pleased to partner with Collège Boréal on the launch of a unique fundraising initiative that reminds students about the importance of positive mental health on campus and throughout the province.   Beginning today, the college will donate $5 of every...

UWindsor mental health strategy released at first Campus Health Day

The strategy includes 39 recommendations about improving student wellness

October 18, 2018

International student Harmanvir Singh remembers the difficulties he faced upon arriving in Windsor back in January — walking around in snowshoes for the first time, having to find a part-time job on short notice, language barriers and loneliness.   “It was very tough because settling in here is a big task. I didn’t know anyone in Windsor.”  ...
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