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Month: June 2020

Facebook frustrations: what we’re failing to do on social media

I am writing this mainly due to my current frustrations I have with my Facebook friends but also because I know that we’re all guilty of doing it. I just want to make sure we’re all on the same page. First, let me go through my own current frustrations.

Lots has happened since the beginning of COVID, here’s an update

On top of all the regular pains the world has gone through since March when the world went on lockdown, COVID life hasn’t been the easiest. I thought I’d sprinkle this with all good, positive vibes but I couldn’t. I’d be lying.

My plate has been ful. Since March, the stuffing, the roast, the mashed potatoes kept on getting piled on before I was even able to grab a fork. Don’t get me wrong, there was a lot of ice cream and chocolate cake in the mix but the meat never seemed to stop.

New study spots shocking spike in new and soon-to-be moms being depressed and anxious

The results have been “shocking.”  Pregnant women and new moms have been experiencing higher rates of depression and anxiety amid the COVID pandemic, a new study suggests.

Researchers asked 900 women – 530 of whom were expecting and 300 of whom had given birth in the past year – about their depression and anxiety. They found that COVID elevated depression symptoms from 15% to 41%. Moderate to high anxiety symptoms went from 29% to 72%. 

CAMH is urging public not to call the police with mental health emergencies

In a public statement on cop interactions with people with mental health crises  Tuesday morning, the centre states a new direction is needed in crisis care. This is in order for mental health emergencies to be adequately and safely addressed.