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 the potential to upend the mental health of many, as evidenced by large-scale disruptive events that came before it, like the financial crisis of 2008 or the Fort McMurray fires of 2016.

The pandemic has signaled a shift in how society talks about mental health, and opened conversations about what the future of mental health care could look like.

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