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COVID and the Vulnerable

A new national survey from the Canadian Mental Health Association and UBC exposes troubling pandemic mental health vulnerabilities across various groups.

The pandemic has caused intense stress and disruption for all people in Canada, and is causing pronounced mental health concerns, including suicidal thoughts and feelings, in various subgroups of the population, including parents, those with existing mental illness or mental health issues, Indigenous people and those with a disability or who identify as LGBTQ+. This is according to a new nationwide survey on the mental health impacts of COVID-19, released by the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) in partnership with UBC researchers.

If you are in a crisis situation please call 310-COPE. You can also reach out to our Telephone-Based Supportive Counselling Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if you need someone to talk to.

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