BC announces 24/7 mental health service for students

January 4, 2019

The Government of British Columbia has announced plans for a 24/7 mental health resource for post-secondary students, reports the Vancouver Sun. In addition to virtual counselling sessions, the program will feature phone, chat, text, and email support. “Whether mild or severe, mental-health concerns are very real among post-secondary students who have been calling for action to this important issue on- and off-campus. That’s why our government is working to develop a mental-health service that is available to students around the clock, province-wide,” said BC Minister Melanie Mark. The Sun adds that $1.5M has been approved for the initiative. Vancouver Sun (BC)