mental health

Ontarians’ mental health has continued to deteriorate throughout COVID-19 pandemic: poll

The Canadian Mental Health Association is urging Ontario to prioritize the sector in its upcoming budget as a new poll suggests the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has eroded residents’ already fragile emotional well-being. The plea comes after the third round of polling from… Read More »Ontarians’ mental health has continued to deteriorate throughout COVID-19 pandemic: poll

Have Canadian cannabis users increased their usage during the pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many Canadians’ mental health and spurred on boredom due to lockdowns. While multiple studies have looked at the increased consumption of alcohol during lockdown, what about cannabis? According to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH),… Read More »Have Canadian cannabis users increased their usage during the pandemic?

‘Showing some compassion doesn’t cost anything’: Thousands of workers are being laid off in impersonal Zoom calls, leaving them angry and alone

Jon Pole thought he might have been punked. The voice on the other end of the line sounded like an automated message, so measured and monotone in its delivery. It wasn’t. The voice was real, and it was telling him to clean out his desk.… Read More »‘Showing some compassion doesn’t cost anything’: Thousands of workers are being laid off in impersonal Zoom calls, leaving them angry and alone

Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, a silent epidemic armed with an unregulated poison has been killing Ontarians at a horrifying rate. Multiple health officials have sounded the alarm about the effect of border closures on the Ontario illicit drug supply, particularly opioids. Closed… Read More »Fact or Fiction: Will decriminalizing and regulating illegal drugs save lives in Ontario?

The pandemic has taken a toll on mental health in Canada. Will it also change mental health care?

How has the pandemic hurt the psyche of Canadians? It’s a question that nagged at Michael Cooper since Canada’s first COVID-19 cases were identified. Sitting on a call with his colleagues at Mental Health Research Canada on March 10, Cooper discussed how the pandemic had… Read More »The pandemic has taken a toll on mental health in Canada. Will it also change mental health care?

This 29-year-old was making $80,000 a year in sales but quit to deal with her mental health. Now, relying on $1,800 in EI, she’s wondering how to restart

Millennial Money is a weekly submission-based series that provides financial advice to millennials in the GTA. Read the full series here. For 29-year-old Josslyn, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an added challenge to a series of obstacles she’s faced over the past few years. Three… Read More »This 29-year-old was making $80,000 a year in sales but quit to deal with her mental health. Now, relying on $1,800 in EI, she’s wondering how to restart

Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

Thomas Hartle is a 52-year-old IT technician from Saskatoon who doesn’t smoke, rarely drinks and never dabbled in drugs before trying medicinal cannabis. As part of his profession, the soft-spoken, detail-oriented father of two typically spends much of his time planning and researching. But these… Read More »Mental illness is on the rise due to COVID-19. Could psychedelic drugs be the ‘game changer’?

COVID-19’s impact on women’s mental health is on the rise, CAMH study says

The pandemic’s disproportionate impact on women’s mental health grew in late September, as a new survey reveals women are displaying higher anxiety levels for the first time in months. Experts say the results reflect growing anxiety surrounding the home, with children’s return to school and… Read More »COVID-19’s impact on women’s mental health is on the rise, CAMH study says