Help is on the way! Improved student mental health support now available.

Post-secondary students are often under pressure to juggle work, school, and home commitments.  The CBC has issued a special report on the growing number of students facing mental health issues.  The series, Off Course on Campus,  includes videos, questions and answers from educators, counsellors, and healthcare workers, as well as interviews with students and their families.

The Mohawk College Library has a variety of resources for you to discover.  The Self-help resources subject guide includes books, websites and much more to assist you.  If the college experience is tougher than you expected, the book What to do when college is not the best time of your life can offer valuable ways to cope with a variety of issues.  The video, Glass People, is also available for viewing through the subject guide.  It was produced by two students in the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and illustrates college-age anxiety and the great value of finding professional help.

Mohawk College offers free and confidential counselling services to its students who are experiencing personal problems that are getting in the way of their academic success. Counsellors assist students with a variety of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, financial issues, relationships, addictions, and so much more.  If you feel you need some extra help, make an appointment to see a counsellor by contacting your local campus.  The Learning Support Centre offers math and writing support, as well as tutoring sessions; visit their web page for more details.

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