UWaterloo students demand more access to counselling

March 9, 2018

In the wake of a 22-year old undergraduate student's suicide on Monday, CBC reports that University of Waterloo students are demanding improved access to on-campus mental health services. “If you don't state that basically you're suicidal, then you're not going to get help for a while,” Lee Mousa, a regular user of UW’s on-campus counselling services, told CBC. Students reportedly staged a walkout Thursday morning to draw attention to the lack of resources for student mental health. “[Students] have to wait a month to two months to actually get something, and for a lot of them, that had very serious consequences for them,” Mousa added. CBC adds that UWaterloo will release a report on student mental health services on March 14. CBC | The Record | CBC