Mental Health 101: Identifying and Responding to Students in Distress
In any given year 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness, and according to Statistics Canada youth aged 15-24 are the most likely group to suffer the effects of a mental illness, substance dependency and suicide. Considering most university students are within this age group it is essential that those working on university campuses are provided the necessary knowledge and resources to identify and respond to students in distress.
MH101 is a short yet informative presentation developed for university faculty and staff to increase awareness and understanding of mental illness and mental health problems, thus increase your confidence in supporting students. MH101 will be delivered jointly by a Joanne Mills, the Director of Counselling & Psychological Services, a Dalhousie student and the Deborah Phillips, the Coordinator of the Staying Connected Mental health project.
The Stay Connected Mental Health Project, a project created to support access to appropriate mental health care for youth as they transition to adulthood, has partnered with five local universities’ counselling and health services to promote mental health literacy on campus. The Stay Connected Mental Health Project is an initiative of the Nova Scotia Health Authority Mental Health and Addictions Program and is supported by the QEII Health Sciences Foundation in partnership with the IWK and our partner universities.
Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Time: 9:30 to 11:30 AM
Halifax - Killam Library, Room B400
Truro (via video conference) - TBD