Caring for your Mental Health during COVID-19
A Statement From MDSC National Executive Director
We here at the Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) like you, have been saddened to see the world-wide devastating impact that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having. We are in the midst of a health epidemic, which is touching each of us in many ways. It is forcing all of us to view many of our everyday activities differently and making us change the way we live.
As a national mental health organization, we understand this is a challenging time for many of us. We fully understand that along with COVID-19 physical symptoms, there is a significant mental health component that is affecting the majority of us. We want you to know that we are with you through this time and our thoughts and focus goes out to all Canadians, and indeed everyone throughout the world as we are all in this together.
Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of all Canadians, staff, volunteers, and community partners. We would like to share our commitment to continuing to serve Canadians and the steps we are taking to support you during this changing and difficult time.
We are placing Canadians health at the forefront and are stepping up our activities to help support you through these times. While our team is working remotely, you will continue to have full access to all of our resources, tools and supports through our websites and social media streams. You will find a full program listing in our profile book here. There are also links to these programs and resources at the bottom of this page.
We are increasing the COVID-19 and mental health knowledge we will provide Canadians through our website and social media streams. You will see a distinct increase in the provision of this information from MDSC and the sharing of health care professionals and stakeholder partner mental health organizations. We have and will continue to provide coping strategies and resources through our online resources to assist you during these challenging times. Please avail yourself to these resources and share with your family and friends.
Together we will get through this challenge, during this tie it is important to reach out and obtain the support you need. Likewise we need to be aware of others and loo for ways to also support them through their days as well.
Important that if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact 911 immediately or go to your nearest emergency room.