Editorial | The Ontario Post Secondary System is Broken, Part 2

  • The University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Western University, Queen’s University and York University
  • Centennial College, Humber College, George Brown College, Seneca College and Sheridan College

Depression and Anxiety Among Students

1 in 5 teens consider suicide

Pressure from Grades, Graduating and Home

16% of teenagers will not talk about suicidal thoughts because they are worried about how their parents will react

Calls from students under 25 to a mental health hotline rose 334% since 2010

The Lack of Student Support and Resources

Conclusion

Before I leave, if you are a student or know someone who is suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts and actions, anxiety, or any other mental illness, please (please) dial 1–866–925–5454 (Good2Talk) to talk confidentially to a counselor. For anybody else, dial 1–800–273–9255 (National Suicidal Prevention).

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Bhavik Naik

Bhavik Naik

Computer science undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. I am a tennis coach and player, photographer, blogger and developer.