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    Half of Us - Finding Help on Campus

    www.halfofus.com

    Did you know that nearly half of all college students reported feeling so depressed that they couldn?t function during the last school year? More than half have faced an emotional problem of some sort. Sometimes these challenges can make it difficult for students to keep up with the demands of college life, and sometimes the impact is even more devastating. In fact, suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students. With so many people struggling, why is it still hard for us to talk about ?mental health??

    Nearly all mental health issues can be improved with proper treatment. When we decrease the stigma around mental health and encourage everyone to seek help if they need it, we are changing and saving lives.

    Through Half of Us, mtvU and The Jed Foundation want to initiate a public dialogue to raise awareness about the prevalence of mental health issues on campus and connect students to the appropriate resources to get help. In planning for the campaign, mtvU conducted extensive research on how stress and depression are affecting college students nationwide.

    Click here to Find Help On Campus

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    Re: Half of Us - Finding Help on Campus

    What a great site... theri should be a canadian one as well.

    The resources on my campus have been amazing, we really are making headway with respect to awareness and support. My school, for example, employs 10 or so full time therapists whom students can access for 12 free 1 hour sessions per year. I've seen them for some CBT sessions. There are also three staff psychiatrists at the medical center.

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    Re: Half of Us - Finding Help on Campus

    Miette,

    I am glad that you liked the site and I am sure that there is probably one out there for Canadian campuses as well and if I happen to stumble across it, I will definitely post it.

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