As social media increasingly dominates day-to-day life, it’s not uncommon to see a sudden shift in a friend or family member’s online behaviour. The change in attitude may be an indicator of an emerging or reoccurring mental health issue.
The pandemic has revealed shortfalls that go far beyond the supply of personal protective equipment and vaccines. It has shown that we need an antidote to the social and economic conditions that lead to physical and emotional harm.
We are not hyper-rational beings who make decisions based on facts. Instead, we too often fall prey to misinformation from innumerable cultural, social and psychological forces that shape the decisions we make.
The leadership team knew that without creating a safe environment for our healthcare workers – both physical and psychological – we would not achieve the goals we had set for the newly implemented COVID wards
Canadian caregivers save our healthcare system the equivalent of more than $30 billion every year by providing more than 80 per cent of the care within our communities, yet they remain vulnerable to the impacts of caregiver stress and burnout they commonly experience.
“Bell Let’s Talk Day,” an annual event that takes place today, has brought much-needed attention to the stigma of mental health and the funding gaps in our system. But the conversation has yet to include the state of mental-health workers.
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