Day: September 10, 2018

One way to take action to #preventsuicide, enroll for #ASIST training in #Ottcity.

Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent. Training can help us see and respond to these invitations for help. It can give you the confidence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone’s safely. It can provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk of suicide. It …

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Ontario campus counsellors drowning in #mentalhealth needs

Ontario colleges and universities are facing a mental health crisis as campus counsellors are overwhelmed by the growing need for services, according to a new study from the provincial association that represents heath service providers on campuses. 13 per cent of students had seriously considered suicide in the previous year (up from 10 per cent …

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Strategies that help with #mentalillness are difficult to implement without housing

“I focused the study on homeless youth because there’s real potential for this group that the right, early intervention could prevent a lifetime of chronic health and social difficulties,” said Dr. Kozloff. “The risk for youth on the street is so high: they have a significantly decreased life expectancy compared to housed youth.” “Making sure …

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