Mental illness increasing on Canadian campuses

March 25, 2008

While mental health disabilities are not the most common on campus, they are reported as the "fastest growing" at most post-secondary institutions. Representatives of mental health services at both Simon Fraser University and Queen's University report that the increases in mental-health issues on campus is consistent. Queen's reports that the number of patients has tripled over the last 10 years, and that "the system is so strained, students can wait two or three months to see a psychiatrist after an initial screening." CanWest News | University Affairs