Demand for youth mental health services on the rise, study finds

Demand for youth mental health services in Canada is on the rise according to a recent investigation by the Toronto Star and the Ryerson School of Journalism. Data collected from youth across the country reveals a dramatic increase in both the number of young people seeking mental health services, and the costs associated with meeting the demand. The study surveyed 15 Canadian colleges and universities, and found that all but one have increased their mental health budgets over the past fivew years, with the average increase being 35 per cent. The investigation also included a major survey of 25,164 Ontario university students by the American College Health Association, which found that between 2013 and 2016, there was a 50 per […]

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Letter: Re: “Massive online enrolment would be detrimental to education.”

  Back in late February, I wrote a piece in the Charlatan called “Talking Heads Can’t Replace the Traditional Classroom,” which garnered a response from the law course professors Vincent Kazmierski and Brettel Dawson. LAWS 2908 is a course that is attempting to be fully digital, with in-person labs being taught by teaching assistants in the fall and winter semesters. In my opinion, it is failing faster than a first-year GeeGee. Once the elephant was in the room, the supervising professor and I arranged a meeting to discuss what we felt worked, what didn’t, and how to improve upon the course in the future. He also recommended that I re-take the course with the same recorded lectures, but with an […]

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Opinion: Carleton back-pedaling an ‘act in futility’

When you’re heading straight towards a wall, full speed on your bike, your reaction may be to back-pedal. This is a natural reaction to oncoming trauma. Despite this, you’ll still be hitting that wall at speeds undesirable. This seems to be what bests describes Carleton’s management of media relations regarding the Clayton H. Riddel donor agreement. Carleton has presented things in a way that downplays any real issue with its agreement with the Riddell Family Charitable Foundation, fronted by partisan Preston Manning, which saw the group donate $15 million to Carleton’s newly-formed political management program. By praising the program, it has also given the illusion there is no big issues. In the school’s initial press release, Carleton was full of […]

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