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Feeling anxious or worried about COVID-19?


It's natural for you to worry about COVID-19 but there is appropriate worry and there is inappropriate worry and inappropriate worry can cause mental health problems. If you need more trusted information about the viral pandemic we have listed the best resources from the medical point of view. At any time you are concerned about your mental health or that of a family member FeelingBetterNow is an excellent, medically sound place to start. Please cick on any of the resources below.

These trusted public resources will help support you and your families through the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic providing links, phone numbers and relevant information.

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Comprehensive Resources on COVID-19 from PHAC

PHAC - Public Health Agency of Canada

The Public Health Agency of Canada empowers Canadians to improve their health. PHAC values scientific excellence and provides national leadership in response to public health threats.

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Mental Health Association (CAMH)

This site is designed to provide information and suggestions about how best to cope in this difficult time. It is not intended to be a resource for people who require screening for COVID-19 or are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please contact 911 immediately or present to your nearest emergency department. For up-to-date information about your provinces COVID-19 response, please visit the Provinces and Territories section.

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19 | Free Online Course

University of Toronto

Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake. The intent of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of the anxiety reaction as it relates to various aspects of our current life, ranging from our consumption of news to the way we talk to our children about this. I will also give you clear strategies for managing and, in fact, turning off the anxiety response at least for short periods. My sincere hope is that you will leave this course with a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with some powerful tools for managing it before it manages you.
 
To learn more and enroll in this course click here.

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NAMI Updates On The Coronavirus

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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New “Psychology Works” Fact Sheets responding to COVID-19

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is the largest national association for the science, practice and education of psychology in Canada and have been championing Canadian psychological science, practice and education since 1939.

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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Managing Anxiety & Stress with Corona Virus (COVID-19)

US - CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Manage Anxiety & Stress

CDC is the United States health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of the United States.

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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We’re here for you during COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Kids Help Phone

Kids Help Phone is always there for you. No matter what you want to talk about, we’re here to listen. No judgment, totally private, 24/7. Kids Help Phone is always here for you. Because we’re an e-mental health service, it’s good to know you can contact us 24/7 from anywhere in Canada, via phone, text or online chat. Call a counsellor: 1-800-668-6868. Text CONNECT to 686868.

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

WHO - World Health Organization

WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Their goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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What to do if you’re anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Anxiety Canada

Anxiety Canada™ is a leader in developing free online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety including the free MindShift™ CBT app for iOS and Android devices, which helps Canadians manage anxiety using scientifically proven strategies. Anxiety Canada™ serves Canadians by developing services and programs they can trust, including an online directory (Finding Help), and online courses (My Anxiety Plans).

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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General Resources including those for Parents and Caregivers

APA - American Psychological Association

The APA's mission is to promote the advancement, communication, and application of psychological science and knowledge to benefit society and improve lives.

To view more of their resources on COVID-19 click here.

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Provincial Health Resources

Government of Canada Provincial Health Services

Each Province and Territory has Government Health Services with specific information and resources related to the COVID-19 Pandemic. We strongly suggest that you visit your Province and Territory for Health Services:

Alberta

Resources for Albertans. You can call Health Link by dialing 811 for quick and easy advice from a registered nurse 24/7. They will ask questions, assess symptoms and determine the best care for you. Remember, in a medical emergency, always call 911 or visit the nearest emergency department.

To visit their website click here.

British Columbia

Find information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus. Non-medical information about COVID-19 is available 7:30am-8pm, 7 days a week at 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319).

To visit their website click here.

Manitoba

Learn more about COVID-19 in Manitoba. Contact Health Links-Info Santé at 204-788-8200 or 1-888-315-9257 (toll-free) if you're experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

To visit their website click here.

New Brunswick

Learn more about COVID-19 in New Brunswick. Before calling 811 use this self-assessment tool (see link) to help determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19. You can complete this assessment for yourself or on behalf of someone else, if they are not able by clicking hereIf you have symptoms: Please do not visit a hospital, physician’s office, lab or healthcare facility without consulting 811 first. If you are having difficulty breathing or experiencing other severe symptoms, call 911 immediately. Advise them of your symptoms and travel history.

To visit their website click here.

Newfoundland & Labrador

If you are finding it difficult to cope or feel anxious, Bridge the gapp offers many services to support you and your wellbeing. Please visit www.bridgethegapp.caOpens in new window for more information. If you are feeling isolated and alone during COVID-19, you are encouraged to reach out and speak with a trained mental health peer supporter. Call the Provincial Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560 9:00am to 12:00am daily. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, you should call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-888-737-4668, available 24 hours a day, or use the Crisis Text service by texting 686868.

To visit their website click here.

Northwest Territories

For General Questions about COVID-19, contact [email protected]. For questions on self-isolation and travel restrictions, contact [email protected] or call 1-833-378-8297.

To visit their website click here.

Nova Scotia

Public health officials are working closely with colleagues across the country, and partners here in Nova Scotia, to prepare and respond to COVID-19 in Canada. Not everyone who has concerns about COVID-19 needs to call 811. To find out if you need to call, use the COVID-19 online self-assessment.

To visit their website click here.

Nunavut

Learn more about COVID-19 in Nunavut.

To visit their website click here.

Ontario

Learn more about COVID-19 in Ontario. Contact your primary care provider or Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 if you’re experiencing symptoms of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Please do not visit an assessment centre unless you have been referred by a health care professional. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.

To visit their website click here.

Prince Edward Island

Learn more about COVID-19 in PEI. For general health questions about COVID-19, call 1-800-958-6400. If you have returned from travel, including from within Canada, and have symptoms, including a cough, fever or difficulty breathing, call 811.

To visit their website click here.

Québec

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Si la COVID‑19 vous inquiète ou si vous présentez des symptômes comme de la toux ou de la fièvre, vous pouvez contacter le 418 644-4545 pour la région de Québec, le 514 644-4545 pour la région de Montréal, le 450 644-4545 pour la région de Montérégie, le 819 644-4545 pour la région l’Outaouais ou le 1 877 644-4545 (sans frais) ailleurs au Québec.

To visit their website click here.

English

If you are worried about COVID‑19 or display symptoms such as a cough or fever, you can call 418-644-4545 in the Québec City region, 514-644-4545 in the Montréal area, 450-644-4545 in the Montérégie region, 819-644-4545 in the Outaouais region and 1-877-644-4545 (toll free) elsewhere in Québec.

To visit their website click here.

Saskatchewan

Learn more about COVID-19 in Saskatchewan. Call HealthLine 811 if you have recently travelled and are experiencing respiratory or flu-like symptoms. Public inquiries may be directed to [email protected].

To visit their website click here.

Yukon

Information about coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for Yukoners

To visit their website click here.

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