During Mental Health Week and beyond, Canadians are being asked to #GetReal about mental health — to tell others how they are really feeling and to reach out for help and connection when they need it.  Read the rest of this article at The Province…

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed almost every aspect of our lives. Many of us are living with isolation and loneliness, financial worries, the challenges of home-schooling our kids and working from home — as well as the fear of becoming sick with COVID-19. We’re experiencing increased anxiety, stress, and depression — and sometimes grief and loss. And many of the things that traditionally bring us joy have been put on hold.  — Judy Darcy, British Columbia’s Minister of Mental Health and Addictions (The Province, May 3, 2020)

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