Recognizing that Ontario must be proactive in addressing current challenges and responding to future challenges, the College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges ...

In It Together: Taking Action on Student Mental Health

Published: November 2, 2017

Recognizing that Ontario must be proactive in addressing current challenges and responding to future challenges, the College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.

“Students are living in a social environment where they are encouraged to talk about their mental health, but lack the institutional support to assist them following their disclosures. Institutions don’t have the infrastructure, capacity, or funding to allow for specialized support services.” — Carolyn T. Queen's University Student
  1. 75% of mental health disorders first appear before the age of 25.

  2. At colleges and universities, the number of students with identified mental health disorders has more than doubled in the past 5 years.

  3. If we’re in it together, Ontario can become a leader in mental health, for the well-being of students and also for the future well-being of the province.

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