Up All Night

Up all night: a play-by-play

One in five Canadians will experience a mental health issue or illness in their lifetime, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. Whether they are dealing with stress or depression, one in five Canadians will toss and turn all night or wander through their day — frustrated, sad, or afraid.

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Students stage a different kind of all-nighter

Arlette Bax, a student at the campus and one of the organizers, explained the rationale for an all-night event: “For people who struggle with mental illness, night-time is the most difficult time for them because they’re at home and they may be alone. So we are staying up all night in solidarity with them.”