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More Mental Health Services for University and College Students‏

In Writing (all kinds) on October 20, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Ontario Newsroom Ontario Newsroom
News Release

More Mental Health Services for University and College Students

October 4, 2013

Ontario Government Investing in Young People, Committed to Student Well-being

Ontario is launching a new mental health help line for college and university students as part of its Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

College and university students with concerns about student life, health or mental well-being can now call Good2Talk, a province-wide service that operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is a free, confidential and anonymous service that offers professional counselling, mental health information and connections to local resources.

Ontario is also supporting 10 new projects at colleges and universities that will improve access to high-quality mental health services and help identify mental health issues and connect students to supports faster.

Supporting postsecondary students’ education, health and well-being is part of the Ontario government’s plan to invest in people. The province is also focused on investing in infrastructure and fostering a dynamic and innovative business environment.

QUICK FACTS

  • Good2Talk service is delivered by Kids Help Phone, ConnexOntario, 211Ontario, the Ontario Centre for Excellence in Child and Youth Mental Health and postsecondary institutions.
  • These investments are part of the multi-year $257 million Mental Health and Addictions Strategy announced in the 2011 Ontario Budget.
  • Ontario is also launching a Youth Suicide Prevention Plan that will provide training, tools and funding to help communities come together to prevent youth suicides, including a unique Aboriginal approach.

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QUOTES

“We want to let college and university students know they aren’t alone and that there is help. The new supports will help them have a healthy, productive transition to postsecondary institutions and deal with newfound independence, both on and off campus.”
— Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
“Our Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy is helping create opportunities for young Ontarians to enjoy a high quality of life and contribute to society. In addition to this great investment, we are empowering communities to develop practical, local solutions through our Youth Suicide Prevention Plan.”
— Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services
“On behalf of the Good2Talk/Allo J’écoute partners — ConnexOntario, Kids Help Phone, Ontario211 and the Ontario Centre of Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health — I’d like to recognize and thank the Government of Ontario for joining with us to develop this critical new resource for post-secondary students under the Ministry’s Health Innovation Fund.”
— Sharon Wood, President and CEO, Kids Help Phone

CONTACTS

Emily Hedges
Minister’s Office
416-325-1625
Emily.Hedges@ontario.ca

Gyula Kovacs
Communications Branch
416-325-2746
Gyula.Kovacs@ontario.ca

Public inquiries
416-325-2929 or
TTY: 1-800-268-7095
1-800-387-5514

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
http://www.ontario.ca/postsecondary

 


 

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This Week is Mental Health Week

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on October 7, 2013 at 9:51 PM

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Donna Kakonge at Mad Pride 2013 on July 12, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on June 25, 2013 at 5:50 PM

Join Donna Kakonge as she talks about the issues surrounding the book How To Talk To Crazy People at Mad Pride 2013 part of the Mad Think Tank Series: Mad Movement Thinking In and Out of School.

For more information on Mad Pride 2013 and other events taking place, please check out this website:

http://www.madprideto.com/

The event takes place at 6:00 p.m. at 246 Sackville Street in Toronto, ON

See you there!

Also, although I do not drink, Liquor is being served :-).

More Mental Health Support for College and University Students‏

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on May 10, 2013 at 3:00 AM
Ontario Newsroom Ontario Newsroom
News Release

More Mental Health Support for College and University Students

March 26, 2013

Ontario Government Moving Forward with Mental Health and Addictions Strategy

Ontario is strengthening mental health services for postsecondary students across the province as part of its Mental Health and Addictions Strategy.

Ten projects from across Ontario are moving forward in round one of the Mental Health Innovation Fund, including a province-wide, 24-hour-a-day, 365 days a year helpline to provide support for college and university students with mental health concerns. Kids Help Phone is working with postsecondary institutions on the service, which is expected to be in place within the next year.

The new Ontario government is committed to providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place to help young people live healthy, successful lives.

QUICK FACTS

  • The ministry will begin accepting proposals from colleges and universities for the second round of the fund later this year.
  • Ontario is investing $27 million over three years to provide improved mental health services for postsecondary students.
  • The support for postsecondary students is part of the multi-year $257 million Mental Health and Addictions Strategy announced in the 2011 Ontario Budget.

LEARN MORE

QUOTES

“We want to give college and university students the help they need to succeed in postsecondary education. We want to help them have a healthy, productive transition to postsecondary institutions and deal with newfound independence, both on and off campus.”
— Brad Duguid, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities
“Our Mental Health and Addictions Strategy is about providing faster, easier access to young people who need the support. These new services will help Ontario’s youth overcome challenges and reach their full potential, no matter which part of the province they are in.”
— Teresa Piruzza, Minister of Children and Youth Services

CONTACTS

Emily Hedges
Minister’s Office
416-326-1635

Gyula Kovacs
Communications Branch
416-325-2746

Public inquiries
416-325-2929 or
TTY: 1-800-268-7095
1-800-387-5514

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
http://www.ontario.ca/postsecondary

 


 

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Book Review on “How to Talk to a Crazy People”

In Beauty, book reviews, Business, cars, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Events, Health, Home Decor, Living, Media Writing, Movie Reviews, Music, Opinion, Pets, Radio Podcasts, Religion, Restaurant Reviews, Sports, Technology, travel, Uncategorized, Video Work, Writing (all kinds) on January 13, 2013 at 3:00 AM

By Kathy Milton-Tapley

Donna Kakonge’s new book on “How to Talk to a Crazy People” gives a rare and honest account of

mania, depression and psychosis.  She depicts a revolving-door syndrome of being admitted to psychiatric  hospitals, when she refuses to take her medication.  Donna searches for relief from bipolar mood disorder in dreams, mediums, channelling, many boyfriends, frequently changing jobs, and travel to Uganda.  Read the rest of this entry »

Last Day To Get How To Talk To Crazy People Before the 24th – ENTER CODE FELICITAS

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Anxiety to Perfection

In Beauty, Contact Information, Creative Writing, Culture, Disability, Education, Entertainment, Environment, Health, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on July 16, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Jennifer Winters Writes About Anxiety – Photo Taken By Jennifer Winters

Jennifer Winters - July 16, 2010

By: Jennifer Winters

When the procrastination stops and ready to do the “do’s” it can be undoubtedly overwhelming. Our “to-do lists” on a daily basis can cause stress from something simple as doing the groceries, laundry, exercising at the gym to more complex: finishing an essay, applying for OSAP, making a doctors appointment etc… All in one day is exhausting and can cause anxiety without a question. We all must face the fact at one point that we are simply not superheroes. The expression that gets me all the time is “There are simply not enough hours in a day” Would you really want more hours in a day? When did deadlines become everything to consume our lives?

One by one the item does get checked off on our “to do” list but we must not forget that there are only so many hours in a day that if it can not be done we must not stress about it. Stress can tear us apart and our emotions do get the best of us, we are human it is natural. There is no need to have an anxiety attack over the things we need to do in a day and yet we do. This only leads to more problems in the health department when all that needed to be done was to prioritize your day. This happened to me the other day where I had just piled on too many items to do in one day thinking I could do it because they were only “little things”. I get confused between doing the best that I can and trying to be perfect which is a joke in itself but those who strive to do their best, our judgment can get cloudy from time to time.

A helpful tip for those that are stressed between school, job, family or simply trying to get through one day a time: Breath!

Wii’s impact on mental health growing

In Culture, Disability, Entertainment, Living, Media Writing, Opinion, Writing (all kinds) on September 3, 2009 at 4:55 PM
Rachel Muenz Writes About Video Games Affect on Mental Health - Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz Writes About Video Games Affect on Mental Health – Photo Courtesy of Stockexpert.com

Rachel Muenz - Mental Health - September 3, 2009

By Rachel Muenz

It wouldn’t be surprising if the Nintendo Wii became an integral part of mental health therapies in the future.

Though Wii is mostly being used for physical rehabilitation and fitness in hospitals and nursing homes, it also seems to be gaining a place in the mental health field as well.

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