COVID-19 and mental health – CMHA National

A pandemic is a very stressful event for individuals and communities. It’s normal to feel some stress and anxiety. It’s also very common for people to display great resiliency during times of crisis.[1] 

We should remember that this is absolutely the time to lean on each other. Even if we can’t be close physically, we need to stay close emotionally. So, while you’re staying in, stay in touch with each other, and reach out if you need support.  

CMHA has put together some resources and suggestions to help support your mental health at this time of uncertainty.  

We encourage you to share this page. We will be updating it regularly, so please check back for new resources.  

Relevant resources:

Self-care and more
Wellness Together Canada
CMHA Ontario offers tips to support mental health amid concerns of COVID-19 pandemic
Pandemic pushing your anxiety buttons?
‘Social distancing’ is a misnomer: we should be physically distancing, but remain as social as ever
I’m feeling stressed due to the pandemic
MHCC – Resources Hub: Mental Health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic
McGill – Dr. Turecki’s COVID-19 stress management tips
Social connection is the cure
Your Social Distancing Survival Guide
Listening: how to make your social interactions real
Kindness is contagious. Not just fear
More than simply “fine”
Grieving

Workplace Mental Health
6 tips to respond to employee anxiety about COVID-19
Why working from home is so exhausting and how to reinvigorate
Zoom Exhaustion is Real. Here Are Six Ways to Find Balance and Stay Connected
Working from Home During COVID, With and Without Children
How to cope with social distancing and working from home

Caring for others
Caring for children in the COVID-19 crisis
Discovery College Kelowna – Coping with Current Events: A Parent, Family and Caregiver Toolkit
Tools for people aged 70 and over and caregivers
Screens and your child: the inside scoop
Tips on how to really listen

Here are some credible sources of information that we recommend:  

What is happening at my local CMHA? 
If you are looking for the CMHA in your community, you can find it here. Check their website for local news and information.   

What is happening with CMHA National’s upcoming events and programs?
Please check the websites below to stay informed about any changes to plans and schedules. 

Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference
Ride Don’t Hide
Peer Support Canada
Not Myself Today 

Take care and stay safe! 

 

[1] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

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