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Mental Health Reset 2022: Striving for Stability

Who wasn’t glad to say goodbye to 2020? The tumultuous year challenged every aspect of our mental and physical health. And 2021 hasn’t been much different. Depression, anxiety, unstable moods, social isolation and existential fear shattered our peace and wore everyone down. Now that 2022 is here and the pandemic’s end is somewhere in sight, resolve to put your mental health back in order. Experts describe steps on how to move forward and reclaim your emotional equilibrium.

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COVID-19 pandemic triggers 25% increase in prevalence of anxiety and depression worldwide

In the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, global prevalence of anxiety and depression increased by a massive 25%, according to a scientific brief released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. The brief also highlights who has been most affected and summarizes the effect of the pandemic on the availability of mental health services and how this has changed during the pandemic.

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Survey reveals shift in how Canadians perceive mental illness

After two years of dealing with the stresses of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s no wonder that more Canadians now consider mental illness as a disability. According to a recent RBC Insurance survey, more Canadians now consider depression (54%) and anxiety (44%) to be disabilities, the highest figures respectively since 2019.

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Anxiety, depression, loneliness at highest levels among Canadians since early pandemic: survey

Anxiety and feelings of depression and loneliness among adult Canadians are at their highest levels — especially among women and frontline workers — since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a report released Tuesday by Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) suggests.

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