New mental health resource aims to help first-year students cope with transition to post-secondary

August 15, 2019

Mental health advocates are launching a new resource that aims to prevent burnout and poor mental health among freshmen. CBC reports that the resource, titled “"From Surviving to Thriving: Developing Personal and Academic Resilience," is now available online, with some schools planning to hand out hard copies during this year’s Frosh Week. "This is about prevention," says Mary Ann Baynton, director of strategy and collaboration at Winnipeg's Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace, which created the handbook. "It's about becoming self-aware, learning about yourself and learning about what's out there to help you.” CBC (National)