Mental health and addiction are challenges faced by millions of Canadians. The first step to creating an inclusive community is reducing the stigma associated with mental health and addiction, through information and discussion.
Student Accessibility Services strives to help students with mental health disabilities receive accommodations and succeed in post-secondary education, the following are some resources for prospective students to use to support their own mental health or the mental health of friends and family.
Student Guide: Accommodating Students Handbook - A guide created by Queen's University and St. Lawrence College that details how to receive academic accommodation, managing your mental health on campus, and seeking professional health.
Reach Out: You Are Not Alone - This video created by the Council of Ontario Universities encourages students with mental health problems to reach out to members of the university community who can offer support.
Counselling Services - A list of resources created by Student Health and Wellness with many different ways to access counselling and understanding what type of help may benefit you the most.
TalkCampus - A peer-to-peer texting service that allows students to either have other students listen to you, or listen to and support other students completely anonymously.
Educational Experiences of Youth with Disabilities - An infographic created by Statistics Canada depicting the experiences of youth with disabilities in educational settings.
Post-Secondary Student Helpline - A helpline by Good2Talk that can be provided to students in distress
Mental Illness and Addiction Index - An index created by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health which has information on many types of mental illnesses, including the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment and further resources.