Mental health among students: have your say!

As you all know, I often sign off these posts with “Study hard, stay well.” On the latter point, we know mental health concerns are significant, not only among McGill students but across the country. Today I would like to highlight two opportunities for you to voice your concerns, ideas, and opinions about mental health. First, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) is developing a post-secondary mental health standard to provide a framework for student success across Canada. You can take part by completing this survey. The second opportunity is through Jack.Org – a national network focused on youth empowerment and leadership in the context of mental health among students (we have a very successful McGill Chapter!). This organization is completing a “campus assessment” and are seeking information about availability, quality and accessibility of mental health services on campus. More information, and the link to their survey, is available here. Have your say – it’s important. Stay well.

We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on land, which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.