While countries around the world continue to mobilize to contain the spread of COVID-19, mental health experts say we can’t lose sight of an equally alarming issue:
The long-term mental health impact the coronavirus pandemic is going to leave on society.
Strict health measures put into place by countries to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus gave individuals little time to prepare for, or even process, all the consequences that this would lead to: job losses, economic collapse, and the complete uprooting of everyday life and relationships.
Emanuela Campanella dives into why we should be paying attention to mental health and the impact it may have long after the pandemic is over.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, resources are available. In case of an emergency, please call 911 for immediate help.
The Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention, Depression Hurts and Kids Help Phone (1-800-668-6868) also offer ways of getting help if you or someone you know may be suffering from mental health issues.
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