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Canadian PSE students face overwhelming levels of stress

April 24, 2014

Canadian PSE students are lonely, stressed, and overwhelmed, according to results released by the National College Health Assessment. More than 89% of students surveyed reported feeling “overwhelmed” by their responsibilities, and 63.9% of students reported feeling “very lonely” at some point within the last year. The challenges of transitioning to university can exacerbate underlying issues,...

University of Alberta students advocate for mental health

April 14, 2014

University of Alberta students advocate for mental health Here is the magazine:

NOSM Responds to High Suicide Rates in the North

April 4, 2014

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) has incorporated suicide awareness training into NOSM’s MD curriculum in an effort to respond to the high rates of suicide in the region. First-year students at NOSM now undergo safeTALK training, a three-hour program created by LivingWorks that trains participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and...

New Wellness Centre highlights Laurier’s commitment to providing high-quality mental and physical care

April 2, 2014

WATERLOO – In an effort to enhance support for students’ physical, emotional and mental health, Wilfrid Laurier University will be combining its existing Counselling Services and Health Services offices into a single Wellness Centre at its Waterloo campus.  Read More: Click here

New initiative aims to build supports for student athlete struggling with mental illness

March 21, 2014

New initiative aims to build supports for student athlete struggling with mental illness: Click here for full story. – via Ottawa Citizen

Student Project at Brock University wins Mental Health 2.0 Contest

March 19, 2014

Brock University’s mental health campaign called Cope-Care-Connect – with a bustling Facebook page at its heart – has taken first prize from among Ontario’s 21 universities for a student project aimed at helping students reach out for help with mental health problems. The contest, run jointly by the Council of Ontario Universities and the Ontario government, encouraged...

New online network for student leaders in mental health

February 18, 2014

The Mental Health Innovation Platform (MHIP) is an online network for youth leaders in mental health. It’s a place for young people from across the country to share the work that they are doing in their communities and to see the work of others; to inspire and be inspired. There are hundreds of youth-led organizations...

College Student Alliance’s Mental Health Awareness Campaign

February 18, 2014

This year, the CSA is launching The Yellow Umbrella Project, our mental health awareness campaign. Our goal is to stop the stigma against mental health, and raise awareness for the mental health issues within post-secondary education. The campaign came about during the summer of 2012, and launched for the first time January 21st 2013 as #Blue...

McMaster student gets people talking about mental health

February 18, 2014

Armed with some acrylic paints and a blank canvas, she wandered the McMaster Campus Tuesday, inviting students to leave a thumb print if they had suffered or knew someone dealing with a mental illness. The result after 3 and a half hours was a full canvas. Cassie estimates over 200-people contributed to the artwork. And...

Royal Ottawa launches mental health app for students

February 18, 2014

The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre launched a new wellness app on Jan. 30 designed to combat the stresses that can lead to poor mental health. The Healthy Minds app was funded by Do It for Daron, tested by students, and will be introduced to post-secondary campuses across Canada through the Royal’s partners. To learn...
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