Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and well-being – Share your perspective

You will find below an invitation from Statistics Canada to participate in a crowd-sourcing collection initiative to better understand how Canadians are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage everyone to take part. Invitation from Statistics Canada:  Statistics Canada is collecting data on the impacts of COVID-19 on Canadians’ mental health and well-being. Your participation READ MORE

Mental Health – Keep Talking

Source: By Paul Krajewski Monday, January 30, 2017 On Jan. 25, it seemed the whole nation was talking about mental health. People posted, tweeted and sent text messages extolling the virtues of psychological and emotional well-being. They openly spoke about the pitfalls of what happens when we fail to address mental health and challenged the READ MORE

How to find a good app for mental health Search for “stress”, “depression”, “anxiety”, or “mental health” in the app store on your mobile device and you are confronted with a bewildering array of options. Some apps claim to track your mood over time, while others claim to “cure” your mental ill health with hypnosis. Apps hold amazing potential as mental health and READ MORE

Is the Media Is Over-Associating Mental Illness With Violence? By Reece Alvarez Mass killings such as the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings are happening with greater frequency, but is mental illness to blame as much as the media portrays it to be? A new study argues no. On the heels of the mass murder in Orlando, Florida, the worst mass shooting in the history READ MORE

The census deals bluntly with mental illness After spending close to seven weeks in hospital following a nearly successful suicide attempt in 2010, the federal government might put me in jail if I don’t tell them about it. As a resident of one of the 1 in 4 Canadian households to receive an access code for the mandatory long-form census this READ MORE