According to the last
How can a nation be one of the happest in the world, so not the failure of its students?
In general, this means that more than half of the students interviewed (53.4 per cent or 23,203 students) believe that mental illness has had or influenced their academic work. The real question is, how can we do this? How can a nation be one of the happest in the world, so not the failure of its students?
Sarah, 20 years old, a student from Toronto, and thinks that colleges are more focused on good impressions than their students: "My neighbor was suffering from a bad concern, and I felt I couldn't do anything." She said, " She would come back from school every day, and she couldn't really concentrate on her job without having to panic. First of all, it was a workload. "
"I told her that she should talk to a psychologist or someone who could help, but she said she didn' t have time; she had too much work to do, and if she took the time to get help, she would be even more," she said
These thoughts were voiced in the study, where 89.5% of the respondents said that they "feel overburdened" by what they were supposed to do. 59.6% of the students said that they considered "hopeless" and 44.4% said they were so depressed that it was difficult to function. "
It is clear that this path cannot continue and there is hope that the situation will improve. Fortunately, these statistics and other studies with similar results have finally led to changes around CanadaCentre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health (OUCHA)
Given that academic pressure must be one of the main causes of an increasingly disturbing generation, the task should be focused on how to limit these levels of stress, rather than fix them after they are already a problem
"Life is at stake," said Meg Houghton, president of the University of Ontario and the Association of the College of Health (OUCHA), in response to the results. She suggested that we hope that "scary" indicators would facilitate the adoption of measures in the form of coordinated strategies on the campus
Given that academic pressure must be one of the main causes of an increasingly disturbing generation, the task should be focused on how to limit these levels of stress, rather than fix them after they are already a problem. We all know that the college is full of pressure of all types, pay for extortionists, and also finance living, living and actually social life. It's not surprising, with
One of the projects aimed at assisting students throughout the province of Ontario is the project
Other resources that can help students suffer from mental illness include
I spoke to Chelsea, the Communications Manager of Healthy Minds Canada, about how universities can improve mental health support throughout the country, and that Healthy Minds is already helping
"In addition to financial donations, this really helps when universities reach a partnership with us or invite us to speak in their schools," said ChelseaNew services at universities
Some Canadian universities have also created new roles to help students. Adrian Luft is one of the three leaders of the students ' support group across the country and believes that this role is a big step towards greater support in educational institutions
" Ask for help, literally. There are so many support resources. Don't give up if the first door you knock is not what you think is right. "
Andrienne, who works at the University of Lorrae, said: " We have been working to ensure that students can gain access to support by setting up an integrated multi disciplinary wellness centre. The structure of my role has allowed me to hear from the students about the changes that are necessary to reduce stigma in our town, but it was actually because there was so much loyalty in our city that made it possible to make positive changes. "
"If you're struggling," she went on, " to ask for help, you're annoying. There are so many support resources. Don't give up if the first door you knock is not what you think is right. "
" So often in my work with students, I heard that the logout was not always met with the right support immediately. Mental illness is treatable; this is all about finding the right support for you. You don't have to continue to suffer in silence. "
In terms of supporting additional afield, Adrienne thinks your college or university is a great place to start. " Support in different communities may be different, so start with your partner organization. They can provide services and can also be an excellent resource for connecting to the wider community. For example, there is a service in our community called Here
He claims that universities have tried to solve mental health problems for many years, but without a particular focus
Last month, Stan Cutcher, a professor of psychiatry at Dalhousie University
Dr. Kutcher pointed out that, although institutions might be different, research should be aimed at raising public awareness and should find a clearer way to meet the needs of those who fought for it. Five post offices: Mount St. Vincent, St. Mary and St. Francis Xavier, Nova Scotia Community College and Dutch College, Prince Edward Island
He said that research should be oriented towards a "relatively simple integrated model" that could be changed depending on the needs of the individual university. But it generally has three elements: literacy, training of key mental health professionals, and improving the ability of health institutions to respond to mental health needs
Based on grant of $600,000 The US, the Medavie Health Foundation grant, is hopeful that the study will contribute to a positive conversation about mental health and help reduce the stigma around the country
It is clear that Canada will soon be on its way, with the support of the nation, which is improving at Justin Trudeau and in national organizations, but much remains to be done to enable students to continue their education with all their support
* Views expressed in respect of the author, and not necessarily for the "Student life" or their partners
Georgie Darling is a journalist at the University of Sheffield, who likes to travel, photograph and write. It is currently working to obtain accreditation for the NCTJ, BJTC and PPPA, and is ready to start her career as a journalist