COVID-19 and mental health
A pandemic is a very stressful event for individuals and communities. It’s normal to feel some stress and anxiety. It’s also very common for people to display great resiliency during times of crisis.
We should remember that this is absolutely the time to lean on each other. Even if we can’t be close physically, we need to stay close emotionally. So, while you’re staying in, stay in touch with each other, and reach out if you need support.
CMHA has put togethersomeresourcesand suggestions to help support your mental health at this time of uncertainty.
We encourage you to share this page. We will be updating it regularly, so please check back for new resources.
Here are some credible sources of information that we recommend:
- Government of Canada’s COVID-19 web page
- World Health Organization
- United Way 2-1-1 COVID-19 information sources
- Government of PEI COVID-19 web page
- PEI Mental Health & Addictions Supports
- Mental Health Commission of Canada
- Mood Disorders Society of Canada
- Ocean 100 COVID-19 updates
PEI & Nation-wide Helplines:
- The Island Helpline: available 24/7 at 1-800-218-2885
- Kids Help Phone: available in EN/FR 24/7 at 1-800-668-6868
- Crisis Text Linepowered by Kids Help Phone: Text HOME to 686868
- Crisis Services Canada:Text 45645
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help Line(Service is available in Cree, Ojibway, Inuktitut, English and French): 1-855-242-3310
- Naseeha(open from 9AM to 6PM PST) 1-866-627-3342