Mental Health

Southern Albertans dealing with ‘mental toll’ as COVID-19 continues

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

This week marked the annual Canadian Mental Health Week, and as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, so does the need for supports. David Gabert, a southern Alberta communications lead with the Canadian Mental Health Association, said the pandemic has shed light on the importance of making mental health supports …

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Edmonton court mixes law with psychology to find ‘meaningful resolutions’ for at-risk Albertans

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

Edmonton’s Mental Health Court is more important than ever as many Albertans face mental hardships amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “It gives us a chance to provide more meaningful types of resolutions,” said Legal Aid Alberta staff lawyer Amna Qureshi. The Edmonton Mental Health Court opened as a pilot project …

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Mental health report: Vast majority of Ontarians experiencing negative emotions amid pandemic

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

The Canadian Mental Health Association has launched a report that shows most Ontarians are continuing to deal with negative emotions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The report was released in time for Mental Health Week, which launched Monday. The report, which surveyed roughly 3,000 people across Ontario in January, …

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COVID-19 burnout is real — and your employer is worried about it, too

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

Jonathan Frostick’s first resolution after suffering a heart attack in April was to cut down on video conferencing at work. “I’m not spending all day on zoom (sic) anymore,” the London, U.K.-based program manager financial services firm HSBC, wrote on LinkedIn last month. “I’m restructuring my approach to work,” …

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Mental health services demand, wait lists steadily increasing amid third wave: Psychologist

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

There’s no question the past year has been tough for many people, as the pandemic has impacted nearly every aspect of life. The Manitoba Psychological Society says demand and wait lists for mental health services has been steadily increasing over the course of the last year, and many psychologists …

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Kelowna Special Olympian stays physically and mentally fit amid COVID-19 pandemic – Okanagan

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Kassidy Rutledge hasn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic keep her from staying in shape. The Special Olympian hasn’t missed a beat, still training six days a week. “I have been working out lots at my home gym at home and I’ve done Special Olympics Zoom fitness classes,” said Rutledge. “I’ve …

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Lethbridge animal hospital discusses vet shortage during COVID-19 pet boom – Lethbridge

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The veterinarian and animal care industry all across Canada was already experiencing a shortage in trained professionals and now the pandemic has made things even busier with a recent influx of pet owners. “We’re always looking for vets, they’re definitely hard to come by, especially vets that want to …

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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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Judge mulls whether keeping kids out of Hamilton is best for mental health amid pandemic – Hamilton

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An Ontario judge says he’s wrestling with the issue of whether to order a woman and her three children to honour a family custody agreement by returning to Ontario or allow them to remain in Newfoundland to protect the kids from the mental health tolls of the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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COVID-19: Some turning to psychedelic micro-dosing to cope with mental health stress, anxiety

COVID-19: Some turning to psychedelic micro-dosing to cope with mental health stress, anxiety

Jen Burke lost her full-time job as a clothing store manager because of COVID-19, but says the pandemic has been the most peaceful time in her life. “There’s so many people who were struggling and having a hard time with it. But I felt great,” the 30-year-old biology student says from …

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