Following the death of a fifth student in a one-year period and disappearance of another, the University of Ottawa’s president and vice-chancellor made a public appeal Tuesday, pleading with students who are struggling with mental health issues to seek help.

Six new mental health counsellors have been hired to “help eliminate wait times for students in need of psychological support, as well as another health and wellness counselor to serve faculty and staff” said University of Ottawa’s president and vice-chancellor Jacques Frémont.

For months, many students have said there are not enough resources on-campus, citing a four to 10 month wait to see a counsellor as one example.

The full story:  Ottawa CTV News Story on the UOttawa Mental Health Crisis