COVID-19 and mental health – CMHA National

A pandemic is a very stressful event for individuals and communities. It’s normal to feel some stress and anxiety. It’s also very common for people to display great resiliency during times of crisis.[1] 

We should remember that this is absolutely the time to lean on each other. Even if we can’t be close physically, we need to stay close emotionally. So, while you’re staying in, stay in touch with each other, and reach out if you need support.  

CMHA has put together some resources and suggestions to help support your mental health at this time of uncertainty 

We encourage you to share this page. We will be updating it regularly, so please check back for new resources 

Relevant resources: 

6 tips to respond to employee anxiety about COVID-19 

CMHA Ontario offers tips to support mental health amid concerns of COVID-19 pandemic 

Pandemic pushing your anxiety buttons? 

‘Social distancing’ is a misnomerwe should be physically distancing, but remain as social as ever

I’m feeling stressed due to the pandemic

Caring for children in the COVID-19 crisis

Discovery College Kelowna – Coping with Current Events: A Parent, Family and Caregiver Toolkit

MHCC – Resources Hub: Mental Health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tools for people aged 70 and over and caregivers

McGill – Dr. Turecki’s COVID-19 stress management tips


Here are some credible sources of information that we recommend:  

  • Your local public health unit 
  • Your provincial/territorial public health authority 
  • The Government of Canada’s COVID-19 web page  
  • World Health Organization 

What is happening at my local CMHA?  

If you are looking for the CMHA in your communityyou can find it hereCheck their website for local news and information.   

What is happening with CMHA National’s upcoming events and programs? 

Please check the websites below to stay informed about any changes to plans and schedules. 

Mental Health for All (MH4A) Conference 

Ride Don’t Hide 

Peer Support Canada 

Not Myself Today 

Take care and stay safe! 


[1] Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 

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