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Students' Mental Health
In March and April the College
visited seven Ontario communities
to promote discussion about its
recent professional advisory,
Supporting Students' Mental Health.
Photo: Helga Himer
The College visited seven communities — beginning
in Toronto and moving on to Ottawa, Kingston,
Hamilton, Windsor, Thunder Bay and Sudbury.
Photos: Blair Gable
In each community the College hosted a panel that
included local school board representatives, students,
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre psychiatrist
Amy Cheung, MD, (pictured, above), and other experts from
the mental health community.
Photos: Destiny Dawn
them to observe
students closely and
they are often the
first to recognize
changes in student
help to ensure that
concerns get the
help they need.
Photos: André Van Vugt
Across Canada, one in five students
experiences a mental health
concern or illness in any given year.
By understanding the characteristics
of mental health, teachers can
help to identify students who may
be at risk, support them on the
path to care and create a learning
environment that encourages
recovery and wellness.
Photo: Luke Kroeker
Teachers don't diagnose mental
illness, but they can support
students at risk by knowing
what to look for, who to report
to and where to find resources.
Photo: Alan Dickson
Both the advisory and the
teachers' professional obligations,
characteristics to look
for and questions teachers can
ask themselves to assess their
own awareness of situations,
protocols, and employer and
Photos: Trevor Booth
advisory encourages a
approach to caring for
students with mental
illness that could
parents and other
See the advisory, backgrounder and video at