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  1. School Resources for BC

    We've retired our school resources. For programs, resources, and support for BC school communities, please see Healthy Schools BC. ...

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  2. Healthy Minds/Healthy Campuses

    A community of practice to promote campus mental health Pursuing post-secondary education isn’t a simple experience. This major life transition may mean leaving home, learning how to live with others, building new support networks and finding a place in t ...

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  3. Editor's Message: Campuses

    [Visions Article]

    The process of choosing a cover image for this issue of Visions turned out to be a useful exercise in thinking about its themes. Originally, we were thinking of a summer photo: a classic scene of students, ripe with potential, sprawled on the lawn of a Ca ...

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  4. Supporting Mental Health and Wellness

    [Visions Article]

    The topic of goals and grades often comes to mind when we think of school. Usually it’s the school that assigns the grades. But maybe it’s time the tables were turned. What if post-secondary institutions had to learn how to support the mental health and h ...

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  5. Pressures of Student Life Demand Awareness and Support

    [Visions Article]

    Over the last 20 years or so, in BC and across Canada, colleges and universities have expanded their programs and have opened them to a wide variety of learners. This has been largely in response to today’s labour market, which demands more basic training ...

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  6. Kwantlen Counsellors

    [Visions Article]

    I am a counsellor at the Surrey Campus of Kwantlen University College, a multi-campus school with about 17,000 students. The request for this article in the fall of 2007 was curiously timely—we were seeing a sudden spike in serious mental health issues am ...

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  7. Dreaming Big

    [Visions Article]

    In this article, we describe our experience mobilizing a campus-wide suicide prevention strategy at the University of Victoria. It began in 2004, when Jonathan started dreaming about students, staff, and faculty in his campus community coming together to ...

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  8. Accommodating Students With Ongoing Mental Health Issues

    [Visions Article]

    I coordinate the Psychiatric Dis/Abilities Program at York University in Toronto. This program provides assistance to students with psychiatric disabilities,1 in the areas of academics, social support (e.g., one-on-one, groups, peer mentoring), advocacy a ...

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  9. Building Connections Beyond Undergrad

    [Visions Article]

    I enrolled in the Psychiatric Dis/Abilities Program (PDP) at York University in 1995, when I was a doctoral student, in the third year of a six-year program. I had been symptom-free for a long time, but relapsed into depression just after completing my co ...

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  10. A Community Response to Student Mental Health at TRU

    [Visions Article]

    Over the last 10 years, counsellors at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) have been seeing a steady rise in the number of students on campus struggling with serious mental health problems. Counsellors have also had more requests from faculty members looking ...

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