Anxiety

COVID-19 vaccines providing much needed mental health boost after troublesome year

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

They’re becoming increasingly common online — people’s COVID-19 vaccine happy dances, for lack of a better term. LOVE the enthusiasm!! #StickItToCOVID #yqr https://t.co/AKiMDnwg7G — Evraz Place Live (@evrazplacelive) May 14, 2021 Be it fist-pumping through the sunroof while in line at the Regina drive-thru vaccination clinic, or dancing to …

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COVID-19: Regina Catholic school students ask officials to re-think transition to in-class learning

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Uncomfortable and on edge, some high school students with the Regina Catholic School Division (RCSD) weren’t happy about going back to school on Monday. A group of more than a dozen students from Michael A. Riffel High School penned a letter to its board, asking them to re-think their …

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‘Stay in touch,’ exercise, breathe: Combating mental health challenges during COVID-19 – New Brunswick

‘Stay in touch,’ exercise, breathe: Combating mental health challenges during COVID-19 - New Brunswick

The COVID-19 crisis has impacted people in many different ways. For some, the biggest toll has been socially or financially. For others, they’ve experienced loss during this extraordinary time. Perhaps people have experienced all of those impacts. But perhaps something everyone has experienced to one degree or another is …

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Coronavirus: Music, community service help Mississauga man with autism cope during pandemic – Toronto

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Music can be a powerful tool for self-expression. For 28-year-old Ron Adea, living with autism spectrum disorder, it’s been a lifeline. “I like music… Music is my way of expressing myself,” he said. Ron is used to performing for large audiences. He taught himself how to play the piano …

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Thoughtful Albertans lifting holiday spirits of health-care workers with messages, gifts

Thoughtful Albertans lifting holiday spirits of health-care workers with messages, gifts

From trucks decked out in Christmas lights to homemade holiday cards and cookies, people in the Edmonton area have been doing their best to cheer up health-care workers amid rising rates of depression. A recent Canadian study shows levels of stress, anxiety, depression and burnout have increased among health-care …

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Manitoba mood disorder association takes youth-focused program online due to COVID-19 – Winnipeg

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With the added stress and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba says it’s looking into new ways to reach people who need its services, especially youth. Executive director Rita Chahal told 680 CJOB an artistic program that was able to run for a short …

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‘A pandemic of its own’: How COVID-19 is impacting mental health – Peterborough

‘A pandemic of its own’: How COVID-19 is impacting mental health - Peterborough

There is one symptom of COVID-19 that you don’t test for with a swab and that doesn’t require contact tracing or a 14-day quarantine. Yet it is something many of us have been dealing with since the beginning of the pandemic. “The pandemic has had a profound effect on …

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‘We’re at a breaking point’: Addressing mental health during COVID-19 – New Brunswick

Angie Daigle says she hopes talking about her family’s mental health will help others reach out and seek the help they need.

The Canadian Mental Health Association says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on people’s well-being. According to a survey done in conjunction with CMHA, nearly 40 per cent of Canadians say their mental health has declined due to COVID-19. The impact is even worse for people who are …

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Moncton mom hits roadblocks in push for homeschooling approval for 11-year-old son – New Brunswick

Moncton mom hits roadblocks in push for homeschooling approval for 11-year-old son - New Brunswick

A Moncton mother believes differences over homeschooling between the province and school district not clear — and they’re keeping her son out of class. Crystal Ayre said 11-year-old Dominic has severe asthma and anxiety. The boy has not been in school all year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Ayre …

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Anxiety and depression due to COVID-19 highest in Nova Scotia: survey

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Nova Scotians are most likely to experience high levels of anxiety and depression since the COVID-19 pandemic began country-wide, according to a report released Friday by Mental Health Research Canada. Testing was conducted in April and again in August. Prior to the pandemic, the report says, six per cent …

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