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You are not alone

If you are struggling, feeling stressed or overwhelmed, support is available at Ryerson
April 04, 2017
Students studying in the Student Learning Centre

Photo: Resources are available on campus to help students cope with stress during exams.

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

-       1-866-925-5454

-       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).

Telephone: 416-979-5195
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.

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