mental health

Young woman chatting with her father
January 21, 2022

As we enter our third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re all struggling. From the uncertainty of COVID-19 and its variants, to ever-changing restrictions and guidelines, remote work and schooling, the on-going disruptions to daily life and daily routines, to attempting any kind of work-life...

October 7, 2021

Dear Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted physicians around the province, all of whom are experiencing greater stress and burnout. In fact, the Physician Health Program has never been busier, experiencing a 58% increase in the number of physicians seeking help since 2019. While...

Wearing a mask on public transit
October 7, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant percentage of the population has experienced feelings of anxiety and depression. One poll by Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) showed that two-in-ten Canadians have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or depression and overall, anxiety...

Parent holding school child
May 7, 2021

It is often said that children and youth are the future of our society. As a parent, but also as a specialist in child and youth mental health, it makes sense that National Child and Youth Mental Health Day holds special significance to me. I have seen the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on...

Listening to and consoling a friend
January 25, 2021

In any normal year, one in every five Canadians is affected by a mental health issue or illness. But the last 11 months have been anything but normal. The stress, anxiety, fear, and loss brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the mental health and well-being for most...