BARtalk #7: A Mental Health Crisis?

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Is there a mental health crisis on universities campuses? All the reports we’ve seen shows that more students are using counseling, more students are reporting serious depression, and more students are seriously thinking about suicide. Why? What are the unique challenges facing students? What are psychiatrists, health authorities, policy makers, and universities doing about it? Which resources are available, and which aren’t?
Oh, and one more important stat: more and more Canadians are using psychiatric drugs. In 2008, 58 million prescriptions were written. Last year, 74 million were written. Is it helping?
Inspired by our recent radio diary, we’ve decided to make this a BARtalk. Come join us to chat with our expert panel:

And check out the episode of The Terry Project on CiTR that inspired this event:

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Gordon Katic (@gordonkatic) has been student coordinator for the Terry Project for over two years, and in that time started BARtalk, and the Terry Project on CiTR 101.9FM. A former Ubyssey columnist, and now a student at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, Gordon is trying to use journalism to tell important stories about global issues.