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Surviving Thriving at NSCAD with a Mental Illness
A Student-Created Comprehensive Guide

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The NSCAD Student Support System on 7 Cups

Access it here with the organization password "nscadwellness".

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...for NSCAD students seeking a doctor or psychologist in Halifax.

NSCAD's Mental Health Collective

meets in NSCAD's Wellness Space (Room G227) every week for their Mental Health Tea Hour.  It's a stigma-free space to discuss mental health issues with peers, without the fear of being judged. All are welcome.

NSCAD's Peer Support Program

offers one-on-one peer support on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 7 pm this Spring semester, in Room G227 ("the wellness space"). Peer Support is one of the most effective strategies for individuals living with mental illness who are trying to maintain their mental health in a stressful academic environment, and even for students without a diagnosis of mental illness who are encountering less than functional mental health due to the stresses of school, relationships, being away from home, etc…. Our Peer Mentors have lived experience with mental illness and are current NSCAD students, putting them in an ideal place to serve as positive examples for students coping with Mental health problems or having difficulty adjusting to life at NSCAD, "because nobody knows better what it's like to be a NSCAD student than another NSCAD student."  

7 CUPS Student Support System

NSCAD Students have access to the university's own portal to the 7 Cups Student Support System. Ask the Disability Resource Facilitator or Peer Mentors if you have any questions, or follow these detailed instructions, and use the organizational password "nscadwellness".