NCHA Reveals a Rise in Mental Health Issues on Canadian Campuses

Posted on September 9th, 2016

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The 2016 results of the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) have been released. The survey included 41 Canadian post-secondary institutions and 44,000 students.  Over a fifth of Canadian post-secondary students report feeling depressed and anxious, while many others disclosed serious mental health crises such as depression and suicidal ideation. These results indicate that mental health-related issues are on the rise on Canadian campuses. 

The survey “builds a case for increased resources to help support student mental health on campus and for health professionals to be able to understand what is really happening with our students,” said Jennifer Hamilton, the executive director of CACUSS. 

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