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Recently released data shows students in the North Bay and Parry Sound districts need help dealing with a mental health

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Data from a recently released survey shows many students in the North Bay and Parry Sound districts need help to deal with mental health. The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health conducted the survey during the 2014/15 school year with more than 500 students in the area. The full report is here: http://www.myhealthunit.ca/en/partnerandhealthproviderresources/resources/reports__stats/mh-care-students-gr-7-to-12-nbpsdhu-region-2014-15.pdf

The data showed one in every four students in the region wanted to talk to someone about a mental health problem during the previous 12 months but didn’t know where to go. Seven per cent of students said they had attempted suicide, much higher than the 2.7 per cent of students in other Northern areas and three per cent of student’s across the province. It also showed one in every three students here said they felt a lot of stress, or more stress than they could take.

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