CMHA’s “Carry It Toolkit” addresses post-secondary student opioid crisis

September 6, 2019

The Canadian Mental Health Association has launched the “Carry It Toolkit” campaign to reduce harms caused by opioid overdoses on Canadian campuses. The toolkit teaches students how to identify and respond to an overdose, as well as how to use, train, store, and gain access to naloxone. A recent study shows that 81% of Canadians have witnessed recreational drug use at a post-secondary school. Yet, 53% of Canadians said they would not know how to respond to a person experiencing an overdose. “Many Canadians (88%) believe parents should be concerned about their kids’ exposure to recreational drugs while attending post-secondary institutions, but access to the right services and support networks can help them cope with pressure in healthy ways,” says CMHA. CMHA