A year into the pandemic, mental health workers face burnout and soaring demands

One year into the coronavirus pandemic, psychotherapist Jane Alway says she — like so many others — has had to adapt to finding creative ways to work in these unprecedented … Read More

‘Loneliness pandemic’: Work from home during COVID-19 takes mental toll on Canadians

Over the past one year, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically changed our lives and the way we work. Amid tightened restrictions and public health measures to curb the spread of … Read More

‘There’s so much pain’: Art shows mental toll COVID-19 taking on youth, expert says

A collection of children’s drawings made during the pandemic illustrates the mental toll it’s taking on Canadian youth, says the researcher behind a project analyzing their artwork. Many of the … Read More

Front-line nurses suffering psychological distress, burn-out amid COVID-19: association

Many nurses caring for COVID-19 patients are suffering burn-out or psychological distress, and many have faced abuse or discrimination outside of work, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) said. Supplies of personal protective equipment … Read More

A Canadian coronavirus winter is looming — and it could ‘amplify loneliness’

Snow shoveling, frosty commutes, and long dark days. They’re things Canadians might not want to think about just yet. It’s only September, of course. So there’s still time to sit … Read More

13 Canadian hospitals launching national youth mental health project

A network of children’s hospitals is launching a Canada-wide initiative to improve early access to mental health care for young people. Canada’s Children’s Hospital Foundations on Wednesday announced the multimillion-dollar … Read More

Canadians could face huge increase in mental illness years after COVID-19: study

A new study suggests Canadians, especially women, will face a potentially explosive increase in mental illness for years after the COVID-19 pandemic is finally over. Over the long term, the … Read More

11 million Canadians could experience ‘high levels of stress’ due to COVID-19: Health Canada

As Canadians continue to stay home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, prolonged isolation and worry about the pandemic has begun to take a toll on mental health. … Read More

Global mental health crisis looming due to coronavirus pandemic, UN warns

A mental illness crisis is looming as millions of people worldwide are surrounded by death and disease and forced into isolation, poverty and anxiety by the pandemic of COVID-19, United … Read More

Mental health effects of the coronavirus pandemic will be ‘severe,’ expert warns

Federal and provincial governments need to prepare for a swell in mental health problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which one expert warns will pose a “severe” challenge in managing. … Read More

Canada needs a free support program to fight COVID-19 mental health crisis, doctors say

As pandemic-related stress and anxiety continues to take its toll, some doctors say what’s needed is a system that will address the long-term psychological impact on Canadians. Mental health organizations … Read More

Quarantine that stress: Limit screen time during coronavirus outbreak, experts say

On a typical weekday, Sonya Kerr logs out of her social media accounts by dinner time. As a professional social media marketer and consultant, Kerr is required to be plugged … Read More

Coronavirus: 5 tips to find the best mental health tools online

As the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise across Canada, so, too, has anxiety and stress related to the pandemic. Related News Kaitlin O’Toole, an occupational therapist from … Read More

Coronavirus cabin fever? Keeping mental health a priority during self-isolation

As cases of the novel coronavirus continue to rise in Canada, more Canadians are either working from home, self-isolating and generally staying home. For many, this means fewer face-to-face connections … Read More