Amid concerns about rising anxiety and stress on campus, never have colleges and universities done so much to tend the student soul.
Seneca College offers noise-blocking headphones — like the ones construction workers wear — to students with test anxiety while they write. It bought 15 pairs and needs more.
“Anxiety Drop-ins” are a hit at the Ontario College of Art and Design University to help ease mid-term stress.
At the University of Toronto, hundreds of students flock to 14 free drop-ins for “mindful meditation” each week to learn to battle distraction by focusing on their breathing, not their blues.