Homewood Health, McMaster’s Employee and Family Assistance Provider, (EFAP) is pleased to release the October 2020 edition of the Life Lines newsletter, “Navigating Life in Mental Health Recovery“.
For many people, 2020 has been surreal, challenging and upsetting. There has been no other time in recent history where so many significant events, from natural and man-made ecological disasters to political, cultural and social upheaval, have felt like shared experiences with people from all over the world. Each of these can build anxiety and contribute to stress that affects our mental health. What we may not realize is that, in some form, we all have feelings and concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced factors that are fueling added stress and anxiety and our capability and methods to process them. In this article, Homewood Health discusses ways the pandemic has accentuated mental health challenges, provides tips on ways to continue mental health recovery, and reminds us on ways to help others who are struggling.