Navigating these uncertain times, especially without some of our usual in-person support networks, can take a big toll on mental health. While we are all focusing on taking care of our physical health during the COVID-19 pandemic by practicing physical distancing, washing our hands, and staying home as much as possible, we need to take care of our mental health as well. Our mental health is important and we are all in this together. We’re not mental health experts, but these links might provide some helpful information:

Government of Canada: Taking care of your mental health (COVID-19)

Canadian Mental Health Association: COVID-19 and mental health

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH): Mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental Health Commission of Canada: Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ottawa Public Health: Mental health and COVID-19