A recent poll by CMHA found that 7 out of 10 Ontarians believe that there will be a ‘serious mental health crisis’ as a result of the pandemic. Many suggest that Canada was already in the midst of a mental health crisis prior to COVID-19 and the pandemic has both magnified and added to this crisis and highlighted how crucial mental health promotion and care are to our overall well-being. Consider how Covid-19 and the pandemic has changed your life with respect to the social determinants of health. Choose at least TWO of the following (a-e) to discuss in your post:
a. Consider how changes to education, income, and job security resulting from the pandemic has impacted our mental health.
b. How do these changes impact poverty, housing, and food insecurity?
c. Consider how access to health services has changed and how that might have an impact on our mental health.
d. How has Covid-19 impacted early childhood experiences and the social safety nets that are essentail to our overall health and well-being?
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