Covid Assistance services

Curse it, complain about it, criticize it, castigate it. No matter, it is still beating people down. Corona is causing anxiety, worry and stress everywhere.

Maybe worse, “corona fatigue” is beginning to set in.

Can COVID be affecting you, negatively and noticeably?

Consider these personality issues. If you check off more than 8, you might want to consider talking to a professional:

        • Constant fatigue
        • Impatience
        • Irritable
        • Short-tempered
        • Easy to anger
        • Easy to upset
        • Sad
        • Low energy
        • Curt with people
        • Short attention span
        • Unable to focus
        • Easily distracted

There are sources of support and assistance in the community. If you think you need some help or if someone near to you sees you as having difficulties, consider calling one of these community services and talking to a professional.

You are worthwhile, deserving of the best health you can have, including emotional health. Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed in seeking help. COVID is a very serious problem and the pressures of the pandemic is impacting everyone. Some people need may need more help. Do you? Help is out there…

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Morneau Shepell is proud to partner with the Government of Ontario to support Ontarians’ wellbeing. AbilitiCBT – our internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) program – is now free to all Ontario residents, aged 16 and over.

To learn more about Morneau Shepell’s AbilitiCBT program, click here

 

Get connected to mental health and substance use support, resources, and counselling with a mental health professional.

 

BounceBack® is a free skill-building program managed by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression and anxiety, stress or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, you will get access to tools that will support you on your path to mental wellness.

The Ontario Caregiver Helpline provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support. Whether you are looking for respite care in your area, a support group, information about financial supports available to caregivers, as well as help navigating the health and social service systems, the helpline is here to connect you to the resources you need.

The only resource of its kind in Ontario, the helpline is available to all caregivers – regardless of age, diagnosis or where they live. It provides 24/7 support because caregiving is not a 9-5 job. The Live Chat is also available 7am – 9pm (Mon – Fri).

 

 

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