Browsing Category : Health and Wellness

Mental Health Crisis on Campus


Full Mental Health Infographic: Download Mental health on campus has recently become one of the biggest concerns for higher ed institutions across North America. The number of students suffering from poor mental health is increasing at an alarming rate, and institutions are finding it harder than ever to tackle this issue. A recent study found that 73% of students experience…

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5 Tips for Students Living Away From Home for the First Time


For some, going away to college or university may be the first time they find themselves navigating the world on their own; away from the support of their parents, expected to be truly independent. While this change can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. If a student has no prior experience living on their own, it can feel as…

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What Could a Sobriety Movement in 2017 Mean for Student Engagement?


Whereas the offer of a mocktail or non-alcoholic-anything may have once elicited eye-rolls among most partygoers on a Saturday night, sobriety has recently gained some attention as a possible wellness trend in 2017. While the obvious question associated with this trend is why people are opting to cut down or abstain from drinking altogether, I find myself asking what seems…

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The Great Balancing Act of Campus Mental Health Services


An article recently published by InsideHigherEd sheds some light on the ongoing struggle to balance instant response and referral for high-risk students with ongoing counselling and support. As the article points out, limitations related to financial cost and shortage of personnel, coupled with a growing demand for services, has generated a need for triage systems and waiting lists within campus…

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