Why we need resources for mental health.

Dalton, Ashleigh, et al. Suicide Prevention in Toronto. Toronto Public Health, 2014. http://books1.scholarsportal.info.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/viewdoc.html?id=/ebooks/ebooks0/gibson_cppc-chrc/2015-04-25/1/11023832#tabview=tab1. February 18, 2018.

This piece reports on suicide and suicide prevention in Toronto.  The purpose of the report is to highlight the importance of recognizing suicide as a legitimate health issue, as suicide is a leading cause of death.  From there the piece also emphasizes the importance of educating society on prevention of suicide to those who struggle with their mental health.  I chose this article because not only does it give statistics on suicide in Toronto, but it also gives information on different intervention strategies from universal, to selective, to indicated.  I think that it is important when discussing topics like suicide and mental health to offer potential solutions, so that the listeners have a better understanding of how to improve society’s perspective.


Canadian Electronic Library, Canadian Alliance of Student Associations. Student mental health: breaking down silos and busting stigmas. Canadian Alliance of Student Associations, 2013. http://books1.scholarsportal.info.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/viewdoc.html?id=/ebooks/ebooks0/gibson_cppc-chrc/2014-06-25/1/10863646#tabview=tab0. February 18, 2018

This article puts an emphasis on the importance of improving mental health for all Canadians, but students in particular.  This is because more and more students are accessing mental health resources on campus.  This paper reports on the plan that The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations has for a pan-Canadian approach to tackle the improvement on mental health resources.  For my podcast I wanted to have a source that emphasizes the importance of having proper resources in place for those who struggle with mental health.  Especially for university students, because that was the initial target in Wente’s opinion piece.