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Health, Society

Women, young adults, minorities report declining mental health

Some Canadians say their mental health has worsened during the course of this pandemic, according to polls. A web panel surveyed from January 2 to 3, 2021 found that 24 per cent of women rated their mental health as bad »

Health, Society

More people having suicidal thoughts in second wave of pandemic

One in ten Canadians are experiencing suicidal thoughts during this second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a survey done for the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA).  That is a steep increase from »

Economy, International, Society

COVID financial worries stressing business owners

With COVID emergency orders having resulted in the shut down of many small businesses this summer, and clientele reduced even when open, many business owners are feeling the pressure. A survey in the last week of August by Canada’s Business »

Economy, Health, Society

Canadians grow more concerned as second wave of COVID-19 rises

Canadians are feeling increasingly anxious about the rising tide of the COVID-19 pandemic and are worried about its impact on the economy once the second wave of infections subsides, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute. As »

Society

Survey: Income and employment status affecting mental health of Canadians

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians have suffered from an increase in stress. According to a survey from the Conference Board of Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC), employment status,income level and the availability of »

Health

Nova Scotians dealing with loss offered access to mental health support

Shoppers Drug Mart has launched free online mental health programs to help victims coping with loss due to tragedies in partnership with the Nova Scotian government and the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA), according to a press release from Shoppers »

Health, Society

Frontline healthcare workers need better support, emergency physicians warn

Canada’s already undermanned and overstretched frontline healthcare workers fighting to stop the spread of COVID-19 need better physical and mental health protection support to endure what is likely to be a prolonged battle with the pandemic, says the Canadian Association »

Health, Society

Morneau Shepell offers mental health services amid COVID-19 outbreak

In order to deal with stress related to the COVID-19 outbreak, Morneau Shepell, a company that is a leading provider of well-being services in Canada, launched a new internet based cognitive behavioural therapy program on Wednesday, according to a press »

Health

Ontario invests in mental health services

The Ontario government announced yesterday a plan to offer Ontarians easier and better access to mental health and addiction services, according to a news release from the provinces Ministry of Health. Ontario is investing $3.8 billion over the next 10 »

Health

Canadian government releases framework on PTSD

The Canadian government has released a framework for helping Canadians who are suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.  The purpose of the framework is to strengthen and share knowledge with the goal of creating programs and policies that reduce the »