Contributing to national discussions about COVID-19 and mental health

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Protecting the psychological well-being of our nation during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a priority for anyone working in the field of mental health and addiction.

As the novel coronavirus spread throughout our communities, so too did our anxiety about the future. Prolonged isolation, the loss of loved ones, and financial hardship have placed many at risk of mental illness. For healthcare workers, another threat persists – the threat of moral injury.

Recently, HRI scientists have added to important discussions across Canada about the trauma-related impacts of COVID-19: