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The mental health impact of rising debt: ‘A lot of students suffer silently’

May 31, 2016

Globe & Mail | May. 30, 2016

While schools attempt to lessen the load by offer­ing finan­cial aid, aver­age stu­dent debt appears to be climb­ing. So some insti­tu­tions are also respond­ing by beef­ing up their men­tal health ser­vices to help stu­dents cope with life in the red. “We’re wor­ried about one type of debt — stu­dent debt — and we want to know how to pay it off as quick­ly as pos­si­ble,” said Dil­lon Col­let, who is about to enter his final year at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toronto’s fac­ul­ty of law and sat on the dean’s advi­so­ry com­mit­tee on finan­cial aid. Read more.