The mental weight of COVID-19 – Calgary Herald


The mental weight of COVID-19

The consequences of physical isolation and not being allowed to fraternize with others in order to bring down COVID-19 case numbers are significant.

According to Cindy Negrello, Director of Operations at Canadian Mental Health Association, when you’re used to living in a society where you’re allowed to do what you want (within reason) and that’s taken away from you, not only does it quickly turn into a breeding ground for feelings of loneliness and depression, but also anger, at the loss of what we deem to be our social rights.

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