You are not alone
The final exam period can be a particularly stressful time of year for students. If you find yourself struggling, feeling overwhelmed or having trouble focusing - during exams or at any point in the academic year - know that you are not alone, and that help is available on Ryerson’s campus.
If you are in crisis and need immediate help:
A crisis situation involves your safety and well-being or that of someone else. This can include thoughts and plans about harming yourself or someone else.
Between 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.:
- Call or visit the Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC), opens in new window
- 416-979-5195 or Jorgenson Hall (JOR) 07-C
- You may be asked to fill out some forms which ask specific questions about your current experiences
- Answering as openly and honestly as possible allows CSDC to help you most effectively
After 4:45 p.m.:
- Call Good2Talk, external link, opens in new window - Student Helpline
- A free, confidential and anonymous service for post-secondary students
- 24/7 professional counseling, mental health information and connection to local resources
If you need personalized care:
The Centre for Student Development and Counselling (CSDC), opens in new window provides personalized care.
When you first visit, you can start with a same-day appointment (or book an appointment in advance) to develop your personalized care plan with a counsellor. Same-day appointments are typically available if you call before 10 a.m. This plan may include supports such as group therapy, on-campus and online support services, or one-on-one counselling (which typically requires a waiting period).
In-person: Jorgenson Hall (JOR) 07-C
Other self-care resources:
Ryerson has a variety of resources and groups on campus dedicated to helping you thrive. A full list is found on the #TakeCareRU website, opens in new window and resources include:
- Mood Routes, opens in new window: Weekly walks off-campus to connect to nature, refocus and destress
- RU Therapy Dogs, opens in new window: Cuddles with therapy dogs to destress, every week
- SHARP Program, opens in new window: A peer-to-peer program where you learn to advocate for your health and learn resilience strategies
- PDF file10 Tips for Resilience, opens in new window: Consider these tip for building resilience and check in with your friends to see how they're managing
- Recreation, external link, opens in new window: The RAC and MAC are open during the exam period.