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  1. Dec. 13, 2018Inability to perform basic activities delays mental health patients’ discharge Doctor writing on a patient's chart

    Mental health patients who have difficulty performing daily living tasks are four times more likely to experience discharge delays than someone who can perform those tasks independently.

  2. Dec. 7, 2018Even small delays in school start times can benefit teen healthSchool desk with clock, books, pencils, apple

    Starting high school even 10 minutes later can result in significant sleep benefits for adolescents, says a new UWaterloo COMPASS study.

  3. Nov. 19, 2018Cannabis youth prevention strategy should target mental wellbeingSeries of sad faces on chalkboard, with a man drawing a happy face

    High school students with positive mental health are less likely to consume cannabis, a recent University of Waterloo study has found.

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