Students, schools look to address student debt’s impact on mental health

May 31, 2016

Canadian institutions have begun tailoring mental health services specifically to address the stress caused by student debt, reports the Canadian Press. The article cites several sources suggesting that average student debt in Canada lies somewhere between $25 K and $34 K. While not much research exists on the explicit connection between student debt and mental health, the US Bureau of Labour Statistics noted last year that according to its data, “students who took out more student loans were more likely to report poor mental health in early adulthood.” The article closes by discussing how some Canadian schools are looking to address the connection between debt and student mental health more directly. Hamilton Spectator (CP)