mental health

Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

Young Canadians, hospitality workers bear the brunt of mental strain in 2020: report

A study by Morneau Shepell points to economic uncertainty in the pandemic as the cause for angst

Many restaurants have closed in response to COVID-19. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Potential explosion in mental illness could last years after pandemic: study

Potential explosion in mental illness could last years after pandemic: study

Estimates are based on an analysis of what transpired in the years following the Fort McMurray wildfire in 2016

Potential explosion in mental illness could last years after pandemic: study
Dan Jack photo First responders prepare to transport an apparent overdose victim in downtown Parksville Saturday morning, April 22, 2017.

Advocates urge B.C. to withdraw proposed bill allowing youth to be held after overdoses

Bill 22 would create more harm than good argues the Union of BC Indian Chiefs and others

Dan Jack photo First responders prepare to transport an apparent overdose victim in downtown Parksville Saturday morning, April 22, 2017.
White Rock psychologist Jennifer Mervyn says meaningful, connected relationships are an essential part of a healthy upbringing. (Aaron Hinks photo)

Long-term psychological impact of COVID-19 a concern for kids and parents, experts say

Part 3: Health professionals promote ‘meaningful connections’ to co-regulate stressful environments

White Rock psychologist Jennifer Mervyn says meaningful, connected relationships are an essential part of a healthy upbringing. (Aaron Hinks photo)
‘There’s no judgement here.’ Foundry Ridge Meadows supports youth in need

‘There’s no judgement here.’ Foundry Ridge Meadows supports youth in need

Virtual and in-person services connect youth during the pandemic, and after

  • Jul 13, 2020
‘There’s no judgement here.’ Foundry Ridge Meadows supports youth in need
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
A man wears a face mask as he sits on a bench in Montreal, Saturday, June 27, 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
(File photo)

UBC study seeks to learn if at-home workout apps improve health during pandemic

Trial will give people access to yoga, HIIT or barre training

(File photo)
The hat parade at the inaugural Mad Hatter’s Parade and Tea Party in Memorial Peace Park last year. (THE NEWS/files)

Maple Ridge Mad Hatter’s Foundation inviting people to host their tea party this year

The goal of the Mad Hatter’s Parade and Tea Party is to eliminate the stigma of mental illness

The hat parade at the inaugural Mad Hatter’s Parade and Tea Party in Memorial Peace Park last year. (THE NEWS/files)
A volunteer prepares a meal for food banks on the floor of the Bell Centre, Tuesday May 5, 2020 in MontrealTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

COVID-19 burnout: Can-do attitude gives way to anxiety, despair for many

One-fifth of Canadians say they will experience ‘high levels’ of depression if isolation continues into summer

A volunteer prepares a meal for food banks on the floor of the Bell Centre, Tuesday May 5, 2020 in MontrealTHE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Trudeau announces $240M funding for online mental health platform, virtual healthcare

The federal government is also provided $175 million in funding to AbCellera for research

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses Canadians on the COVID-19 pandemic from Rideau Cottage in Ottawa on Tuesday, April 28, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Taking time to focus on what makes you feel good allows you to help others feel good. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Take time to practise feeling good

Maple Ridge mom wraps 20-part series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate COVID-19 crisis

  • Apr 21, 2020
Taking time to focus on what makes you feel good allows you to help others feel good. (Special to The News)
IN IT TOGETHER: Something invaluable about getting out into nature

IN IT TOGETHER: Something invaluable about getting out into nature

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 20, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Something invaluable about getting out into nature
IN IT TOGETHER: It’s time to relax, let stress fade away

IN IT TOGETHER: It’s time to relax, let stress fade away

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 19, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: It’s time to relax, let stress fade away
Religious or not, you can always send positive vibes out into the world. (Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Send positive thoughts to family, friends, strangers, even pets

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 17, 2020
Religious or not, you can always send positive vibes out into the world. (Special to The News)
B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark in this undated photo. (B.C. government photo)

Here2Talk: B.C. launches free counselling service for post-secondary students

Province expedites new mental health app in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

B.C.’s Minister of Advanced Education Melanie Mark in this undated photo. (B.C. government photo)
IN IT TOGETHER: Naming emotions help free people from those feelings

IN IT TOGETHER: Naming emotions help free people from those feelings

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 16, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Naming emotions help free people from those feelings
IN IT TOGETHER: Smile at life and share it around

IN IT TOGETHER: Smile at life and share it around

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 15, 2020
IN IT TOGETHER: Smile at life and share it around
Tabasom Eblaghie, a registered clinical counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, will be hosting the talk called Dear Tabby.(Contributed)

Mental health online talk hosted by Maple Ridge group Moms Gone Wild

Questions about how to cope during COVID-19 pandemic will be answered

Tabasom Eblaghie, a registered clinical counsellor with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors, will be hosting the talk called Dear Tabby.(Contributed)
A Maple Ridge mindfulness instructor is reminding the community to take a breath to help elevate stress during these trying times. (Ian Panelo/Special to The News)

IN IT TOGETHER: Taking a few deep breaths

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

  • Apr 14, 2020
A Maple Ridge mindfulness instructor is reminding the community to take a breath to help elevate stress during these trying times. (Ian Panelo/Special to The News)
IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong

IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong

Maple Ridge mom offers series of wellness columns aimed at helping navigate through COVID-19

IN IT TOGETHER: Picturing yourself strong