Life can sometimes be complex. As a post-secondary school student, you may have responsibilities related to your schoolwork, a part-time job, or to friends and family. You may also worry about your financial situation or your personal health. As a newcomer to Canada, there’s an added challenge of navigating a new culture and society. Language barriers and unfamiliar social norms can cause culture shock, a term often used light-heartedly or even jokingly, but which may impact your quality of life.
All of these things can provoke feelings of anxiety and stress, which can lead to more serious mental health concerns if left unchecked. If you or someone you know is having a tough time with school, work, relationships, or change, it can be good to talk. Yet, sometimes the hardest part is knowing who to turn to in times of need.
Toronto School of Management (TSoM) is now partnering with Good2Talk, a totally free and confidential support service for students, funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. They can help you find resources or connect you directly to a mental health professional. Counsellors at Good2Talk are qualified professionals and are trained in crisis response, meaning you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Connecting with them is easy. You can call, text, or chat on Facebook 24/7. Check out Good2Talk online for details on how to get in touch. Think you know someone who may benefit from this service? Share this resource page with friends and loved ones and remember that sometimes, it can be Good2Talk!