Each year on October 10th we mark World Mental Health Day, but this year, for all of us, is different from past years. The toll of COVID-19, the changes to our lives and livelihoods, and the pressures that have come with keeping each other safe have had an impact on all of us. We have all had to adjust to the ‘new normal’.
No one should be ashamed to reach out if they need help. If you or someone you know needs support, the Wellness Together Canada portal provides free, confidential support to Canadians. It is accessible online, anytime: https://ca.portal.gs/
The Kids Help Phone provides free, confidential support to young Canadians. You can access their services by text, phone, or live chat If you or someone you know needs support, text WELLNESS to:o 686868 for youth or 741741 for adults.
The Provincial Mental Health Crisis line can be reached anytime by calling 1-888-429-8167