Responding to Students Experiencing Mental Health Issues

Learn about some resources to respond to students experiencing mental health issues:

  • According to the Canadian NCHA Report, 31.1 per cent of students felt overwhelming anxiety in the previous two weeks and 20.1 per cent felt so depressed that it was difficult to function (National College Health Assessment. (2019)).   

  • The More Feet on the Ground initiative was developed to help faculty and staff learn more about student mental health. 

  • Learn effective ways to respond when students choose to share information about their mental health with you. 

  • Explore the resources including useful videos on the More Feet on the Ground website. 

Visit our ALS Information for Faculty website to learn more about accommodating students with disabilities.       

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