White Coat, Black Art·THE DOSE

I'm struggling with my mental health because of the ongoing pandemic. What can I do to cope?

As the many stressors inflicted by COVID-19 continue, people may feel their ability to manage emotionally is reaching its limit. Dr. Brian Goldman gets a dose of coping advice from Alisa Simon of Kids Help Phone, which has launched a new service dedicated to supporting adults in addition to youth.

COVID-19 has inflicted so much anxiety that Kids Help Phone now offers support to adults

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, along with stressors including physical isolation, home schooling, job loss, grief and fear, many people may feel they are reaching their mental and emotional limits.  (Maridav/Shutterstock)
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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, along with stressors including physical isolation, home schooling, job loss, grief and fear, many people may feel they are reaching their mental and emotional limits. 

Canadians have been grappling with so much anxiety that Kids Help Phone started a dedicated service to support adults, in addition to its decades-old role as a place where children and youth can find someone to listen when they're feeling distressed. 

Alisa Simon's role as chief youth officer for Kids Help Phone has expanded to offering support for adults as Canadians of all ages struggle to maintain their mental health as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. She joins host Dr. Brian Goldman on this week's episode of The Dose. (Kids Help Phone)

On the latest episode of The Dose, Alisa Simon from Kids Help Phone joins Dr. Brian Goldman to talk about the many issues people are struggling with, along with ways to cope. 

Where to turn for support

Counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children, youth and adults at Kids Help Phone.  

Children and youth:

  • Call 1-800-668-6868
  • Text TALK to 686868

Adults:

  • Text WELLNESS to 741741

 


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