American College Health Association National College Health Assessment II: Canadian reference group executive summary. Spring 2013.
American College Health Association
Canadian post-secondary students feel stressed, overwhelmed, lonely and some have even considered suicide in the past year, a new study released Monday suggested. More than 30,000 students were surveyed for the report, which sheds light on mental health and other health issues faced by students at CanadaÕs colleges and universities. Some of the troubling findings of the report had to do with the level of stress and anxiety students feel when dealing with their academic careers. Almost 90 per cent of students said that they felt overwhelmed by all they had to do in the past year, while more than 50 per cent said they felt hopeless and 63 per cent said they felt very lonely. The report also painted a grim picture on the issue of suicide, with 9.5 per cent of students saying they had seriously considered taking their own lives in the past year, while 1.3 per cent said they had attempted suicide.
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