Mental health has a significant impact on our lives, actions, and relationships. Learning more about your mental health and how to express and manage yourself will help you make better decisions and feel more at peace in your daily life.
Our mental health can sometimes become an illness that impacts how we think about ourselves and interact with the world around us. It’s important to remember that mental illnesses are no different than any other illness, and that everyone deserves help and care. A person’s well-being can be restored and repaired with the adequate care.
Our emotional responses to significant events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, both reflect and contribute to our overall stress and mental health status.
At large, many Canadians (41%) reports a decline in the mental health since the onset of the pandemic. More positively, Canadians are taking social approaches to help cope with stress during these challenging times. These coping strategies include walking or exercising, connecting with family and friends, maintaining healthy lifestyle, and doing a hobby1.
Do you need more help?
Canadian Mental Health Association is a supportive community organization that offers support and resources in your area. Find your local CMHA here.