If it weren’t for the counselors at Health and Counselling, I might not be alive today. Right now, there could be a number of students feeling the way I did who don’t have access to the help they need. It is ridiculous that the university calls this a “minimal disruption” when lack of access to affordable mental health services could mean loss of academic standing, funds, and even life for some students. When the “alternative” is to seek out private counseling that can cost $200 a session and have waiting lists beyond a year, the lack of counselling available on campus, no matter how temporary, shows an appalling neglect of student needs and wellness.

– Sarah Kealey, Neuroscience Student