On January 28, 2021 Canadians are being encouraged to talk about their mental health.
We are facing challenges that we have never faced before. From social distancing to lockdowns, fear of becoming sick to fear of losing loved ones.
When it comes to mental health, now more than ever, every action counts.
Some stress and anxiety during pregnancy and after the birth of a baby is common. Now add the stress of a pandemic and lockdown and the risk of mental health challenges may increase.
This week take some time to think about your mental health and talk about it. Talking about how you are feeling is one of the first steps to feeling better. When people talk openly about their mental health it helps to lessen the stigma of mental health and it teaches our children how to understand what they are feeling. We can all learn from each other and support each other during these challenging times.
Toronto Public Health offers support to parents and families experiencing anxiety during or after pregnancy.
For more information, eChat with a Public Health Nurse or call (416) 338-7600.
Remember, you are not alone. There is help. You will get better.
For more information:
- COVID-19: Mental Health Resources
- COVID-19: Mental Health – General Coping & Specific Stressors
- Steps to Feeling Better