Post-secondary leaders: Transit expansion needed to ensure campus access

Posted on March 3rd, 2015

A joint statement has been released by presidents from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia in support of a proposed transit tax in British Columbia.  The presidents […]

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McMaster Mental Health Strategy Launched

Posted on February 26th, 2015

McMaster University has launched a student mental health and well-being strategy.   “We envision a community that recognizes improving the health of our campus is a shared commitment. We strive […]

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Students Create “What is Mental Health” Video

Posted on February 3rd, 2015

Lambton College students with the campus Jack.org chapter have created a viral video to raise awareness around mental health.  The video has been gaining attention as celebrities have been retweeting […]

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Bringing Mental Health Care to Student Athletes

Posted on January 28th, 2015

“How the University of Michigan is Bringing Mental Health Care to its Student Athletes” is an article in the The Huffington Post, which takes a closer look at student athletes and […]

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Report on State of Canada’s Mental Health

Posted on January 22nd, 2015

Jonny Morris from the Canadian Mental Health Association BC Division is interviewed by Lynn Collar and Jay Durant on Global News. “The stress reported by caregivers is one of the biggest […]

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College Students Are More Likely To Be Stalked But Less Likely To Report It

Posted on January 14th, 2015

This article in the Huffington Post points to findings from a study.. “To a stalker, a college campus is ‘kind of like Disneyworld — you basically know where a victim […]

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Checking in on Your College Student’s Mental Health

Posted on December 4th, 2014

Parents are encouraged to take time to check in with their children who are attending post-secondary education to ensure they are making time for their mental health.  “While the time […]

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How Social Media Can Hurt Your Mental Health

Posted on December 1st, 2014

Social media has become deeply integrated into many of our lives, but how does this affect our mental health?  Jessica Johnson describes her experience with social media. Read the full […]

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Wellness Won’t Wait

Posted on November 21st, 2014

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is offering students, faculty and staff encouragement to make time for their mental health.  The campus Wellness Centre offers support, resources, free classes and workshops for campus […]

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Mental Health on Campus: Not a Level Playing Field

Posted on November 12th, 2014

An article in the Chronicle speaking of mental health and equity.  “On both the national and campus levels, minority students often grapple with different mental health challenges than those faced […]

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Student Mental Health: The Situation is More Nuanced than it Seems

Posted on October 16th, 2014

Alan Percy writes an article in the Guardian, which explains that there are a whole range of cultural and sociological issues affecting young adult psychological development today.   Read the article […]

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Using College Mental Health Services Can Lead To Students Getting Removed From Campus

Posted on October 7th, 2014

An article in the Huffington Post called “Using College Mental Health Services Can Lead to Students Getting Removed From Campus.” “I realized after a few minutes it wasn’t a choice,” Williams […]

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Students Under Pressure

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Amy Novotney’s article in the American Psychological Association website on how college and university counselling centres are examining how to best serve the increasing number of students seeking their services. […]

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5 Tips for Students Who Need Counselling

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Menninger Clinic shares five tips for college or university students who need counselling support.  They suggest that students know their school’s confidentiality policies, know exactly what they’d like to discuss, seek […]

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The “Mental Health” Talk

Posted on September 4th, 2014

Nancy Wolf explains the importance of parents’ talking to their children about mental health as they go off to college or university.  “The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports […]

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A Powerful Description of Depression

Posted on August 29th, 2014

A Message to the Depressed is a video clip shared by Sky Williams speaking about depression and providing suggestions on how you can support a loved one or friend who may […]

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Robin Williams’ Death Opens up Conversation about Mental Health

Posted on August 12th, 2014

Sarah Hamid-Balma from the Canadian Mental Health Association speaks to Global News following the death of Robin Williams.  Sarah shares, “I hope, at the very least, that it’s a reminder that […]

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