Standing Together: Promoting Mental Health in our Community

Today, January 25, 2017, is York University’s Let’s Talk Day in support of a healthy, inclusive campus and the Bell Let’s Talk initiative.

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Students are encouraged to learn more about the initiative here and to join in the conversation online by tweeting and following #YUmentalhealth.

One important take-away from the campaign: “You don’t have to be an expert to talk and to listen, and often it’s the little things that make a big difference.”

Incolourful post-it notes on a bulletin board that reads "Take What You Need: Wall of Support - GBC Mental Health Week" that spirit, hopefully you’ll take a moment today to stop by the GBC Wall of Support today, where you can leave or take a supportive message or strategy for promoting mental health, overcoming stress, and finding strength on a daily basis.

As a reminder, support is available to our Schulich community to help you have continual open dialogue about events that may be troubling – whether beyond the classroom or close to home and affecting your day-to-day life.

Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline where you can access professional counseling and referrals in support of mental health, recovery and well-being. The helpline is available to all post-secondary students in Ontario, 24 hours a day.

The Counselling & Disability Services Centre in the Bennett Centre also provides a range of services, including personal counselling, group development workshops, learning skills training, support and academic accommodation for students with learning, mental health, physical, sensory and medical disabilities. These services are offered free of charge to all York University Students.

Below are a few key resources that may be helpful to those in need of support.

We also encourage you to reach out to Student Services & International Relations (W262) if you have any questions or concerns.

Let’s Talk Schulich!

2017-01-25T09:37:04+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Categories: Community|Tags: , , , |

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