COVID-19 & MENTAL HEALTH
This curated list of resources may be of help in managing the uncertainty, anxiety and stress associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Readers may also wish to consult the Resource and Online Mental Health Support pages on this website. Check back frequently for updates.
HOW TO DEFINE, IDENTIFY AND COPE WITH PANDEMIC BURNOUT
In this podcast, health professionals and researchers discuss pandemic-related burnout – a condition that results from chronic exposure to emotionally draining environments and leads to “emotional exhaustion, depersonalization and a decrease in self-fulfillment" - and offers some suggestions to cope.
PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL IMPACTS ON FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC
An evidence-based fact sheet by Psychologists and published online at The Canadian Psychological Association website. A great place to start if you're trying to understand how to help yourself or a loved one.
A PODCAST - WHY WE WORRY AND HOW TO CALM OUR ANXIETY
Why are we so afraid of this novel coronavirus when we are much more likely to catch the flu? Professor Baruch Fischhoff, PhD explains why we worry about new risks more than familiar ones, & how to calm our anxiety. A resource presented by the American Psychological Association.
GREATER GOOD’S GUIDE TO WELL-BEING DURING CORONAVIRUS
A comprehensive and reader-friendly set of practices, resources, and articles for individuals, parents, educators, & health care professionals facing COVID-19.
Weekly online meetings include practices to boost resilience, connection, or positivity.
WELLNESS TOGETHER CANADA
Wellness Together Canada is an initiative of the Canadian government that provides tools and resources to help get Canadians to address low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation and relationship issues.
TORONTO BEYOND THE BLUE
Toronto Beyond the Blue is an independent, registered charity dedicated to serving spouses & families of Toronto police officers/civilian members. This website assists members of the police community to locate a Psychologist, and offers links to helpful resources.
HELP WITH SOBRIETY
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other as part of their recovery from alcoholism.
AA groups continue to meet by phone, chat, email & online. Consult a local chapter for more information or click the image to learn about online groups.
LINKS TO SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Publishers have offered open-access to COVID-19 articles.
You'll find COVID-19 related scientific journal articles for clinicians and researchers, as well as information for patients.
The publisher, Springer Nature, has committed to making all COVID-19 related research and data immediately available. Click the link to access COVID-19 journals and books.
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING AND MEDICINE
This free resource includes rapid expert summaries on key issues (e.g., incidence of severe illness in young persons, use of fabric masks, etc) in this COVID-19 Pandemic (March 14 to April 18, 2020).