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(Canada) Ont: 50% of college students miss school due to anxiety

Nov 14, 2017, (Canada) Narcity: Half Of Ontario Post-Secondary Students Are Missing School Due To Anxiety https://www.narcity.com/ca/on/toronto/news/half-of-ontario-post-secondary-students-are-missing-school-due-to-anxiety Anxiety, depression and anxiety-related disorders have been on the rise for years in North America, and most alarmingly is the increased percentage of youth and children affected by mental illness and disorders in recent years. A new survey commission by Children's Mental Health Ontario (CMHO) has helped quantify just how many young people are affected by anxiety in the province. And the findings are alarming and worrisome. According to the CMHO report released today, nearly half of Ontario's youth aged 18 to 34 have been so deeply affected by anxiety that they have missed school because of it. … Based on the alarming numbers found through this study, CMHO is asking the Ontario government to invest $125 million in community-based mental health centres, staffing and services to address anxiety and mental health issues in children and youth.