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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 in 2013).

“Many of us who oversee counselling services describe our day as using a finger to stop a flood and the demand for our services far outstrips our capacity to support students.”

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