As the number of apprehensions of youth in mental health crisis spike across Canada, concern is growing over their impact on vulnerable young minds, an Investigative Journalism Bureau investigation has found.
As climate impacts worsen, worry, grief, anger and guilt are becoming more widespread, writes Dr. Courtney Howard. Being open about these emotions is a gift to everyone else around you — because it lets people know that they are not alone.
Rates of anxiety, depression and suicidal ideation have risen during the pandemic with surging demand for help, but the mental health-care system was overloaded before COVID-19, writes freelance journalist Joe Bongiorno.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the mothers of young children especially hard, research conducted for the Mental Health Commission of Canada shows, as they often seek to balance paid and unpaid work from home.
Children who know someone who has died by suicide need to know their feelings about it are valid and that they will get honest answers to their questions, the Mental Health Commission of Canada says in new guide on the sensitive subject.
Many things can spell the last straw for an exhausted farmer — a crop that doesn’t work out, a few too many days working in a row. For Kristen Penhall, it was a comment about the number of carrots in one of her vegetable boxes.
New research suggests that while Canadians feel COVID-19 will have negative consequences on mental health and the economy, they feel it will be good for online shopping and public mask-wearing once the pandemic is over.