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How are you coping during the pandemic?

While many Canadians struggled with mental health long before COVID-19, the pandemic has dealt a blow to many more.

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Two in 5 Canadians say their mental health has deteriorated during the pandemic, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association. (Shutterstock)

While many Canadians struggled with mental health long before COVID-19, the pandemic has dealt a blow to many more.

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 40 per cent of Canadians report that their mental health has deteriorated since last March. Nearly one-fifth of those surveyed have increased their substance use to cope.

Self care has never been more important than right now — and on Sunday, we're helping each other out with a call-in show. 

Our question: In terms of your mental health, how tough did it get during the pandemic? How are you getting through it?


Where to get help:

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 1-833-456-4566 (Phone) | 45645 (Text, 4 p.m. to midnight ET only) crisisservicescanada.ca

In Quebec (French): Association québécoise de prévention du suicide: 1-866-APPELLE (1-866-277-3553)

Kids Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868 (Phone), Live Chat counselling at www.kidshelpphone.ca

Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention: Find a 24-hour crisis centre

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