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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.

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COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR ONTARIANS

This website, presented by the Ontario government, includes information about mental health programs, including links to support healthcare professionals.

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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.

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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.

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MIND CONTROL: MANAGING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH DURING COVID-19

A no-cost course about anxiety and anxiety management by Professor Steve Joordens of University of Toronto. Enrolment opens March 30.

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TIPS FOR MANAGING STRESS/ANXIETY, STIGMA & PREJUDICE

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health offers tips for how to manage stress/anxiety, quarantine/self-isolation, and stigma.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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LINKS TO SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION

Publishers have offered open-access to COVID-19 articles.

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ELSEVIER CORONAVIRUS
INFORMATION CENTER

You'll find COVID-19 related scientific journal articles for clinicians and researchers, as well as information for patients.

THE LANCET COVID-19 RESOURCE CENTRE

The centre was established to assist health workers and researchers working under challenging conditions to bring this outbreak to a close.

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SPRINGER NATURE

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).

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