ON universities bolster mental health supports, students still experience barriers

September 8, 2021
Universities in Ontario have bolstered their mental health supports, writes Nadine Yousif of The Star, but students who need them are still experiencing barriers. The author says that several postsecondary institutions–including the University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, McMaster University, and Queen’s University–have made changes to improve their mental health services. However, students are often unaware of the services and may still experience long wait times for psychotherapy or psychiatry services. Additionally, students have difficulty explaining their need for accommodations to educators, and international students may not be able to access services due to their locations. The Star (ON)