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  1. Accommodating Students With Ongoing Mental Health Issues

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    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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  2. Building Connections Beyond Undergrad

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    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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  3. Let a Friend Help You Through Stress

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    Many people look back on their college or university career as the best years of their life. But what often gets overlooked is just how stressful student life can be. For many students, the transition to college or university means separating from family ...

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  4. A Community Response to Student Mental Health at TRU

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    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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  5. Are You Going Bananas?

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    In the fall of 2006, I encouraged two UBC nursing students (Natalie Rai and Shandell Susin) in my population health course to get involved with Beyond the Blues (BTB). BTB is a Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), BC Division campaign (see sidebar). ...

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  6. “Hello, this is SFU Nightline…”

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    Answering calls for a crisis line is a rewarding, and often terrifying, experience. We joined Simon Fraser University’s after-hours telephone crisis line, Nightline, in 2005. The SFU crisis line is an entirely student-run organization. Volunteers provide ...

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  7. Recovery From Psychosis Is Expected

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    Christopher* was proud of his good marks in high school. But he got a ‘C’ on his first essay in college. His teacher said she couldn’t understand his thinking. He barely passed the semester, and didn’t go back to college. ...

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  8. Campuses Resouces

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    This list is not comprehensive and does not imply endorsement of resources ...

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  9. An Overview of Post-Secondary Education in British Columbia

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    More than 430,000 students were enrolled at public post-secondary institutions in British Columbia as of November 2006. 1 At the same time there were an estimated 66,000 students attending private post secondary institutions. ...

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  10. Honoured to be a Friends Trainer

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    FRIENDS is being taught in grade four and five classes across British Columbia. In the largest school district in the province, Surrey, I am amazed at the effort to make this prevention program a success—from the leaders in Student Support Services, to th ...

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