Nearly half of Ontario youth missed school due to anxiety, survey indicates

(By: Subi Anandarajah) Nearly half of youth in Ontario have missed school as a result of anxiety, according to a new survey authorized by Children’s Mental Health Ontario. The survey shows 46 per cent of respondents aged 18 to 34 cut classes due to anxiety-related problems. The results reveal 40 per cent of youth sought mental health services, yet 42 per cent of them indicated … Continue reading Nearly half of Ontario youth missed school due to anxiety, survey indicates

Ryerson Career Centre hosts Voices of Experience

(By: Amanda Pope and Hilary Punchard) In recognition of mental health awareness and #BellLetsTalk, the Ryerson Career Centre coordinated an event entitled Voices of Experience: Mental Health and Resilience. The panelists shared their experiences with mental health and how they achieved success in their field despite their mental illness. Amanda Pope reports. Continue reading Ryerson Career Centre hosts Voices of Experience

Ryerson’s first Muslim chaplain addresses mental health issues on campus

(By: Zahraa Hmood) Almost a year after the promise of a Muslim chaplain for Ryerson University, it has finally arrived. Muslim Chaplaincy at Ryerson has chosen Imam Yasin Dwyer as their Muslim chaplain, to help provide spiritual guidance for Muslims at the university. The organization, Muslim Chaplaincy of Toronto, is raising money to operate three university chaplaincies in Toronto, including Ryerson, to provide counselling, educational, … Continue reading Ryerson’s first Muslim chaplain addresses mental health issues on campus