Demand for post-secondary mental health services is exploding: how campuses and business are reacting

Posted on May 30th, 2017

Data collected from across the country shows the extent of the problems. “There is a perception that this age group is healthy, but they’re not.” At age 18, Kimberly could […]

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Crisis on campus: Universities struggle with students in distress

Posted on May 29th, 2017

Universities across the country are facing a mental health crisis on campus, sparking an explosion in demands for services from students who feel hopeless, depressed and suicidal. One Monday morning in March, a […]

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Important staffing update: Jonny Morris leaving CMHA BC

Posted on May 25th, 2017

Dear Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses community members: Jonny Morris, Senior Director of Policy, Research and Planning, is leaving CMHA BC after nine years of service. Jonny is moving into […]

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Number of UK university dropouts due to mental health problems trebles

Posted on May 25th, 2017

Data shows record 1,180 students who experienced mental ill health left courses early in 2014-15, up 210% from 2009-10 The number of students to drop out of university with mental […]

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Student dedicates career to dispelling myths about schizophrenia

Posted on May 24th, 2017

When Leonard Reynen was diagnosed with schizophrenia, at age 18, he thought his life was over. The Algonquin College public relations student had seen what the mental illness had meant […]

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U of Guelph holds workshop to review its mental health strategy

Posted on May 23rd, 2017

Coming out of a school year that saw four students die by suicide, the University of Guelph is reviewing its mental health strategy. On Monday, May 15, the school held […]

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A “stepped” approach can help to ease access to mental health care on campus

Posted on May 19th, 2017

A Q&A with Peter Cornish of Memorial University on the Stepped Care model, which he hopes will get everyone on campus to be part of the support system for those […]

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Three more Canadian campuses adopt the Charter

Posted on May 11th, 2017

Congratulations to: King’s College at Western University McMaster University University of Saskatchewan on adopting the Okanagan Charter! This brings the count to nine, after six post-secondary institutions adopted the Charter […]

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On Netflix series “13 Reasons Why”: Like it or not, we need to talk about suicide

Posted on May 10th, 2017

As you read this, is there something inside of you that feels icky and uncomfortable? Are your inclined to want to make it all just go away? Acknowledge that feeling. […]

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Ontario announces increased funding for post-secondary mental health services

Posted on May 9th, 2017

The government of Ontario has announced a “substantial” $6 million increase to annual funding for college and university mental health services. Provincial support of on-campus mental health care resources will […]

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