October is mental health awareness month in Canada

Oct 13, 2020 | News

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Melanie Valente-Leite

The pandemic has caused stress levels to increase in individuals and their communities, as Canadians continue to be affected by mental health problems.

A survey found that two in five Canadians state their mental health is worse now than before the pandemic. The survey, of 1003 people, was conducted by Nanos Research for CTV.

In Canada, October is Mental Health Awareness Month aimed at helping those who struggle with mental illnesses such as anxiety, bipolar disorder, and depression.

The Canadian Mental Health Association provided Canadians with several online resources for those who wish to speak on their mental health involving work, family, relationships, and how COVID has personally affected their lives.

Below is a visual providing different health centres in Central Ontario, and tips on reducing anxiety and stress from home.