Students Wait A Week or More to Seek Counseling

ONTARIO — A report by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) found that Ontario students with mental or emotional problems wait an average of seven days — and in some cases, months — to see a campus counselor.

The report calls for more targeted funding for psychologists and counselors, student workshops on stress management, better training for professors to spot signs of emotional problems and campaigns to fight the stigma of mental illness, Parentcental.ca reports.

The report found that 80% of suicide victims had never taken advantage of campus counseling.

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