Our Second Year students are currently studying their Mental Health Counselling program. Mental health affects virtually all of us – whether personally or by witnessing a friend or family member struggle. Our graduates are educated in all the major mental disorders, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. If you believe you or someone you know is struggling with a mental disorder, you can call our student clinic, talk to one of our counsellors and find out what resources are available to you. Your confidentiality is respected and your first session is always free. For more information or to book an appointment call 604-708-4416 or email Lindsay@rhodescollege.ca
Here are some interesting facts about Mental Health (Source: World Health Organization and Canadian Center for Addictions and Mental Health)
- Every year about one in five Canadians experience a Mental Health Problem
- 70% of mental health problems begin in childhood or adolescence
- Mental and Substance Abuse disorders are the leading cause of disability in Canada and world wide
- About 800,000 commit suicide every year. It is estimated that for every adult who commits suicide, there may have been about 20 others attempting suicide
- About 46% of Canadians believe that people use the terms mental illness as an excuse for bad behaviour. Stigma and discrimination prevent individuals and their families from getting the help they need.
Help is available to you and/or your loved one. You don’t need to suffer.