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Extended Health Insurance for Post-Secondary Students: Limited Support for Students with Mental Health Problems

Extended Health Insurance for Post-Secondary Students: Limited Support for Students with Mental Health Problems

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Title: Extended Health Insurance for Post-Secondary Students: Limited Support for Students with Mental Health Problems
Author: Nunes, Monica
Walker, John R.
Syed, T.
De Jong, M.
Stewart, D. W.
Identifier: 00328
Abstract: Almost half of young adults aged 19 to 25 years old have experienced a psychiatric disorder in the last 12 months. A majority of post-secondary institutions offer extended health plans that cover common health services that students may require. Coverage for medication is usually adequate to cover common mental health problems. However, coverage for psychotherapy or counseling is usually very limited and not adequate to provide for students experiencing common problems such as anxiety or depression. Given the high level of mental health concerns in post-secondary institutions, it is important for campuses to develop comprehensive mental health strategies.
Sponsor: York’s Knowledge Mobilization Unit provides services and funding for faculty, graduate students, and community organizations seeking to maximize the impact of academic research and expertise on public policy, social programming, and professional practice. It is supported by SSHRC and CIHR grants, and by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation. kmbunit@yorku.ca www.researchimpact.ca
Subject: Mental Health
Education
Vulnerable Youth
Type: Research Summary
Rights: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/29295
Citation: Nunes, M., Walker, J.R., Syed, T., De Jong, M., & Stewart, D.W. (In press, 2014). A national survey of student extended health insurance programs in post-secondary institutions in Canada: Limited support for students with mental health problems. Canadian Psychology.
Date: 2013

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