How mental health should be taught in Canadian schools By Carmen Chai Measuring success for Stacey De Souza’s students isn’t as conventional as getting an A on a test, making the basketball team or graduating from high school. Major wins for her students include leaving the house to take public transit to school or finishing a semester — or even a week or READ MORE

Changes could come to mental health services in Halton schools By Julia Le The Halton Region Health Department is eyeing changes to the way it delivers mental health services in Halton schools. It’s looking to shift funding and resources that support individuals in schools experiencing mental health issues to enhance early years mental health promotion. Halton Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hamidah Meghani told READ MORE

What obsessive-compulsive disorder in kids looks like in school By Valerie Strauss People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, suffer from unwanted and intrusive thoughts that they can’t seem to get out of their heads, called obsessions, which often compel them to perform ritualistic behaviors and routines, or compulsions, over and over to try to ease their anxiety. Children and teens may not realize they READ MORE

Ontario campus counsellors say they’re drowning in mental health needs Survey of 25,000 students found rise in rates of anxiety, depression and suicide attempts 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. READ MORE