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(Canada) Mental health app for college students available across western Canada

Dec 11, 2017, Red Deer (Alberta, Canada) Express: MC College offers mental health app for all students https://www.reddeerexpress.com/news/mc-college-offers-mental-health-app-for-all-students/ MC College has released an application to help provide their students across the country with access to mental health services. My SSP (Student Support Program), is an Android and Apple app which will give the 1,300 students annually who go to MC College’s six campuses across western Canada access to free mental health and wellness support “They have access to it 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” MC College Red Deer Director Janet Davey said. “On the app, they have access to all sorts of resources in regards to their challenges in school and out of school. They can text with a counsellor, they can express their challenges and be directed to an appropriate resource.” According to the 2016 National College Health Survey, 65% of reported students felt overwhelming anxiety, 44% felt their depression made it difficult to concentrate and 13% reported serious thoughts of suicide. …