Mental Health During COVID-19
With the disruption of daily life, financial worries and news feeds dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic comes an increased level of worry, stress and anxiety for some individuals.
There are many resources available to help you and your loved ones get through this time. Here are some articles and resources we recommend:
- Strategies to maintain your mental wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic (Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH))
- Tip sheet: Challenging worries and anxious thoughts (Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH))
- Resource Hub: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
Mental health support:
If you feel you need additional mental health and addictions support, the following resources are available in Ontario free of charge:
- ConnexOntario: Ontario’s mental health, addictions and problem gambling help line, which can provide contact information for local mental health and addictions services and supports, including crisis lines. Call 1-866-531-2600 for more information.
- Big White Wall: 24/7 anonymous online education and discussion platform for mental health support.
- Bouncebackontario.ca: Guided self-help program using workbooks, with phone coaching support. Ask your primary care provider for a referral.
For Children and Youth
- Jack.org: COVID-19 Response: Youth and young adult mental health resources
- Mental health services for children and youth (Ontario.ca): Find mental health services near you.
- Kids Help Phone: Contact them 24/7 from anywhere in Canada, via text , online chat or telephone (1-800-668-6868).
- Good2Talk: A free, confidential support service for post-secondary students in Ontario.