What can U of T do to improve its mental health services?
With good reason, discussions of the University of Toronto’s mental health resources usually focus on the Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS), a service that caters to students with mental illnesses, offering treatments from experienced clinicians that range from pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy to group therapy sessions. CAPS has increasingly come under fire in recent years for its apparent inability to effectively serve the number of students that seek its services. Admittedly, many of its procedural problems are due to a lack of adequate funding, which is reflective of a broader provincial shortcoming in terms of mental health funding.
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