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St. Lawrence College to recognize World Mental Health Day

2012-10-10

 

On Wednesday October 10, the St. Lawrence College community will recognize World Mental Health Day by asking students and staff to wear red. World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues, including prevention, promotion and treatment services. Join us in the cafeteria for informative handouts, pamphlets, myth busting quizzes, and prizes to be won!

The facts on mental illness:

Fact: 20% of Canadians will personally experience a mental illness in their lifetime.

Fact: 10-20% of Canadian youth are affected by a mental illness or disorder – the single most disabling group of disorders worldwide.

Fact: Schizophrenia strikes most often in the 16 to 30 year age group, affecting an estimated one person in 100.

Resources for students:

St. Lawrence College

We understand while the college experience can be exciting and that it can also be stressful. We offer confidential counselling and referral services for all SLC students. Students come to us with a variety of mental health issues including ; self esteem, stress management, disability, health problem, substance abuse, grief, and adjustment to post secondary life.
Contact Counselling and Accessibility Services:

Brockville: 613-345-0660 ext 3154
Cornwall: 613-933-6080 ext 2227
Kingston: 613-544-5400 ext 1593

Other resources in the community:

Canadian Mental Health Association
A comprehensive site containing information on mental health, understanding mental illness, and accessing support and resources.

613 549-7027

www.cmha.ca

TALK – Telephone Aid Line Kingston

Provides telephone support to anyone in distress, 7pm-3am, daily. Kingston area. Workshops on suicide prevention and active listening

613-544-1771

Kids Help Phone
Kids Help Phone offers free, anonymous and confidential counselling for young people up to age 20. Their website helps young people connect and share stories, and offers up-to-date information on topics ranging from mental health to abuse to relationships.

http://www.kidshelpphone.ca/Teens

Mind Your Mind
A Canadian website on mental health for young people that provides information, tips and coping strategies and interactive tools and games.

www.mindyourmind.ca

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