World Mental Health Day

Hey everyone, October 10th is World Mental Health Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) is highlighting how our experience with the COVID-19 pandemic has raised our awareness of mental health challenges.

Most importantly, the WHO wants to raise awareness about a mental health challenge that impacts about 5% of adults worldwide: depression. Below you can find PDF factsheets about depression, and about living with someone with depression. The WHO has video testimonials on their website about mental health and support, check them out here. They also have an entire page for mental health resources for the public, check that out here.

Coping with Natural Disaster stress…

Hey everyone, CLBC’s August 27th update had some great information and resources to help cope with stress caused by natural disasters. Wildfires and floods can be a major source of stress and anxiety. If you are feeling stressed or anxious, know that you are not alone. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) has a website dedicated to information and resources to help.

There are also free, confidential support and crisis lines available 24/7:

Mental Health Tips…

The Government of Canada has emphasized how important it is to take care of your mental health — especially during a crisis, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some tips to help you take care of your mental health:

  • Take a break from social media and the News.
  • Prioritize healthy meals, exercise, and full night’s sleep.
  • Try meditation or mindfulness.
  • Stay connected to friends and family while respecting the latest public health guidelines.

There are more tips and ways to get help here.