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Students Cite Having Fun, Peer Pressure and Campus Culture as Leading Reasons for Heavy Drinking

August 20, 2018

Students Cite Having Fun, Peer Pressure and Campus Culture as Leading Reasons for Heavy Drinking Ottawa, August 16, 2018 — In a new report released by the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), post-secondary students express their thoughts on binge drinking. Heavy Episodic Drinking among Post-secondary Students: Influencing Factors and Implications provides student...

University of Waterloo students to get mental health first aid kits this fall

August 14, 2018

Mental health kits gave jobs to people with cognitive disabilities through KW Habilitation program Carmen Ponciano · CBC News · Posted: Aug 13, 2018 6:00 AM ET | Last Updated: August 13 Each mental health kit includes a squeezable stress star, ear plugs, a sleeping mask, a pack of gum and a deck of 25 flash cards with steps...

Youth wellness pop-up event a success

August 3, 2018

Dear Editor: A phenomenal success! There’s no other way to describe the city’s first ever youth wellness pop-up event.

New report reveals status of student mental health in Ontario

A new survey shows an increase in psychological distress in Ontario’s students.

July 30, 2018

A new survey shows an increase in psychological distress in Ontario’s students. The 2017 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health (OSDUHS) Mental Health and Well-being Report reveals that psychological distress – which refers to symptoms of anxiety or depression – has been rising steadily among all Ontario students in Grades 7 to 12 since it...

CICMH launches two Conversations over Coffee videos featuring student leaders in Ontario

July 30, 2018

The Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (CICMH) has been busy this summer launching two new videos featuring student leaders from student organizations.

How to Help a Teenager Be College-Ready

Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.

July 26, 2018

Being admitted to college doesn’t mean a student is ready for it. Parents can encourage kids to step up their levels of personal responsibility while still in high school.

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition

June 20, 2018

Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.

New student support program for mental health to be launched online

May 15, 2018

The two-year pilot program to increase mental health service accessibility will be launched in August 2018

Les universitaires et l’anxiété

May 5, 2018

Pour la plupart d’entre nous, apprendre que nous avons une malformation du cerveau serait une très mauvaise nouvelle. Pour Nicole Wilson, c’était la pièce manquante du puzzle de sa vie qui, enfin, expliquait tout.

Academic anxiety

May 5, 2018

Most people would not welcome a diagnosis of a brain malformation requiring surgery. But for Nicole Wilson, it was the missing piece of a puzzle that finally clicked into place with a snug and satisfying fit.
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