Students and Mental Health

  • Wellness in mind, body, and spirit is essential to academic success;
  • To help maintain good mental health, pay attention to sleep, exercise and nutrition.
  • If you are experiencing distress, there are resources available on campus to help;
  • If you hear a friend talk of feeling overwhelmed PLEASE don’t ignore it - listen and encourage them to talk to someone who can help;

University Student Council (USC)

The goal of this USC service is to promote healthy lifestyles for Western students both on– and off-campus.  We hope to inspire each and every Western student to take charge of their own health and wellness, and to provide the information and resources that they need to do so. We run campaigns to break down the stigma that surrounds mental illness, and to connect Western students with the resources that are available to help if they, or a friend, are struggling with mental health issues. 


  • One in ten students have considered suicide
  • One in four university students will experience a mental health problem
  • Only one in four will ask for help
  • One in three Canadians will have a mental health problem in their lifetime

Don't be a statistic - get help or help others.


Mental Health Videos

Help a Friend -

USC's Mental Health Awareness Message

Get Help PSA

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