1/8 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Sunday statement you can read in full here: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/news/2020/07/statement-from-the-chief-public-health-officer-of-canada-on-august-2-2020.html
2/8 #COVID19 has resulted in many changes to our daily lives. You’re not alone if you’re feeling a range of emotions + challenges in maintaining your emotional and psychological well-being - we can overcome these challenges together.
3/8 There are many things we can do to take care of our #MentalHealth and it’s especially important to do so during the pandemic. #PHAC has published tips on how to take care of your mental and physical health during this time. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/mental-health.html
4/8 #TakeThatStep to access #MentalHealth supports and resources that are available to help. @CdnTogether Wellness Portal offers a wide range of resources and support for mental wellness and substance use issues for Canadians.
5/8 You can access support workers, social workers, psychologists and other professionals for confidential chat sessions or phone calls through the online portal or by texting WELLNESS to: 686868 for youth and 741741 for adults.

6/8 If you are in immediate danger or need urgent medical support, call 911. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, call the Canada Suicide Prevention Service at 1-833-456-4566 (24/7).
7/8 If you are experiencing family violence or gender-based violence, you can access services and supports in your province or territory. For local resources and support: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/stop-family-violence/services.html
8/8 The health impacts of the #COVID19 pandemic go beyond the illness itself. By taking steps to care for our #MentalHealth, we can improve our overall health. #TakeThatStep
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