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#BackToSchool 2015: Student mental health

Back to School

The back to school season is exciting. Children reunite with friends, teens head off to university, and parents get back into the routine that summer tends to disrupt. But for some, this time of year can be very stressful.

CAMH encourages students, parents, and teachers to take care of their mental health during this busy time of year and always. This page is home to stories, tools, and resources that aim to make the transition back to school safe, smooth, and stress-free.

Stay tuned throughout the month of September as we continue to post fresh content!

Student mental health and managing stress  

  • Transitioning to campus life: youth mental health. [VIDEO]

  • What’s the connection between daily social media use and mental health? [ARTICLE]

  • Cyber-bullying: a covert threat. [VIDEO]

  • Bullying: it takes a community-wide approach to combat.  [VIDEO]

  • For students: high-school survival guide. [ARTICLE]

  • Back to school can mean more traffic. CAMH’s Dr. Kwame McKenzie writes about managing the stress associated with congestion. [BLOG]

  • Whether it's back to school, a career shift, or something totally new, our National Youth Advisory Committee has some tips to help make a smooth transition. [BLOG]

Substance use and safety

  • Partying may be part of the university experience, but this CAMH publication discusses the risks associated with drinking and ways to stay safe. [PDF]

  • Sobering stats on youth and alcohol. [VIDEO]

Apps can help

SayingWhen App - helps people reduce or quit drinking

Thought Spot - helps students find Mental Health Resources in the GTA (also available through Google Play)

Be Safe - App developed for young people in London, Ontario, to help them navigate the mental health system.

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