Mental health concerns ‘sky-high’ as pandemic continues to impact everyday life and coming school year – Calgary Herald

Mental health concerns ‘sky-high’ as pandemic continues to impact everyday life and coming school year – Calgary Herald

As the province approaches the six-month mark of its COVID-19 pandemic response, experts say mental health concerns continue to grow and are expected to worsen as the school year starts.

Cindy Negrello, executive leader of community and clinical mental health at the Canadian Mental Health Association, said parents are very worried about their kids and the scramble to balance their job with their child’s online or in-person education.

“There are all these intricate mechanisms that are causing the extra, undue stress for people,” said Negrello. “People are grieving these everyday things that are coming at us, they’re grieving their losses both big and small.”