In response to the 2010 Mental Health and Addictions Strategy proposed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, this report provides an overview of the services provided on campuses for ...

Every Door is the Right Door: Towards a 10-Year Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Published: March 12, 2010

In response to the 2010 Mental Health and Addictions Strategy proposed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, this report provides an overview of the services provided on campuses for students, faculty and staff with mental illness as well as gaps in these services. COU identifies key issues and recommendations where further actions can be taken to improve mental health services for students to help guide the 10-year strategy.

The university sector envisions a multi-pronged approach to supporting students with mental health challenges that removes barriers to services and integrates seamlessly with community mental health services.
  1. The Canada Campus Survey reports that those aged 15-24 are the most likely demographic to suffer from mental illness or substance dependency, with the onset of most mental illness and psychological disorders occurring during adolescence and early adulthood.

Every $1 spent on mental health and addictions saves $7 in health costs and $30 in lost productivity and social costs - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care 2009.
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