What’s On Your Mind

Mental health problems: a common occurrence on campus
You are not alone. Many adults will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives. It can be caused by many things and the symptoms vary for each person. The problem can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. Mental health problems can contribute to the following situations and/or make the situations worse:

  • Sexual, emotional, verbal or physical abuse and assault
  • Exams, mid-terms, term papers and other school work
  • Substance use (some drugs act as depressants and may make your symptoms worse)
  • Anxiety and mood problems
  • Coping with grief, the death of a loved one or loss
  • Personal and/or social relationships (family, romantic and platonic)
  • Eating disorders and body image difficulties
  • Feelings of homesickness or loneliness
  • Social isolation from your peer group
  • Challenges with self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Questions regarding and challenges related to your sexuality and sexual orientation
  • Transition to college/university life
  • Experiences with racism or other prejudice

Good2Talk: a support for post-secondary students
Post-secondary 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 counseling, mental health information and connections to local resources.HELPLINE 1-866-925-5454


There’s Hope