A new survey conducted by the Quebec Student Union (QSU), a federation of student unions The survey, titled Sous ta façade, was taken by almost 24,000 Quebec university students from 16 schools across the province.

has found that one in five Quebec students have signs of depression that requires medical attention. The survey has a heightened level of psychological distress compares to the rest of Quebec.

Quebec students are three times as likely to have suicidal thoughts compared to the general population and twice as likely to have attempted suicide, according to the study. Certain groups, namely those with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and first-generation immigrants, are more at risk of facing mental health problems.

The Sous ta façade survey was conducted between October 29 and November 25, 2018, and its respondents represent roughly 16% of the Quebec university student population.