Protecting our collective physical health has been Canadians’ top priority for nearly seven weeks, as we hunker down at home or take to the front lines to battle COVID-19 together. But the realities of a pandemic — the loss of life, the financial hit, the isolation — can also take a toll on our mental health.  Read the rest of this article at The Toronto Star…

Dr. Laura Hawryluck and her colleague, Dr. Rima Styra, a psychiatrist at University Health Network and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto, have observed different emotional stages of the pandemic, some of which Canadians have already or are currently navigating. And, they say, there are more difficult stages to come, even as the pandemic curve itself flattens and the country considers opening its doors once again.

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