Bonjour! It is I, Shal, for Saturdays With Shal. Usually I write something lighthearted but on a more serious note today I wanted to talk about personal support offered here at Daniels, so personal advising and mental health. As the end of the semester starts wrapping up it’s becoming a stressful time of year for us students (come on Shal, it’s always stressful). If you’re wondering who to contact for support, here are your options:
-Drop-in appointments: Every Wednesday, 2-4pm, at Office of Registrar 230 College. Unless it’s an emergency (in which case call numbers below), please start here. The faculty is super helpful and caring and will guide you in the right direction of professional help, etc.
-Embedded Psychologist: Every Friday, by morning appointment. Dr. Amber Cohen is located at Koffler Student Services, you can call at 416-978-8030 and identify as a Daniels student to book.
-Emergency Contact numbers (24 hour):
-Good 2 Talk Student Line 1-866-925-5454
-Drug & Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603
-Ontario Mental Health HelpLine 1-866-531-2600
-Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Care Centre 416-323-6040
And lastly, if you are unsure where to start or who to contact, please don’t hesitate to contact me and ask. As I am not a certified health professional I’m not allowed to give you advice but I can give you the right resources to get help. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any conversations held are strictly confidential. Check out www.safety.utoronto.ca for more info. That is it for this week, and I encourage you to stay healthy with tips from previous Saturdays. Keep it classy, Daniels.