UWaterloo to distribute mental health kits for first-year students

August 14, 2018

The University of Waterloo will distribute mental health kits to first-year students this September, reports CBC. "It's really nice to know that something my company has created is recognized as a useful tool and that down the road it can help one or two people get through their mental health problem," said Tina Chan, a UWaterloo student who developed the kit. CBC states that each kit includes a squeezable stress star, ear plugs, a sleeping mask, a pack of gum, and a deck of 25 flash cards with steps for dealing with anxiety attacks. Chan has partnered with KW Habilitation to distribute the kits. CBC