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11 million Canadians could experience ‘high levels of stress’ due to COVID-19: Health Canada

11 million Canadians could experience ‘high levels of stress’ due to COVID-19: Health Canada
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As Canadians continue to stay home to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus , prolonged isolation and worry about the pandemic has begun to take a toll on mental health .

These estimates are based on the effects of the SARS outbreak in 2003.

“Following the SARS outbreak, it was reported that more than 40 per cent of the population reported increased levels of stress in family and work settings during the outbreak, with 16 per cent showing signs of traumatic stress levels,” said a spokesperson for Health Canada.

Experts are worried about the mental health impacts of the pandemic, which are anticipated to affect society in numerous ways long after the COVID-19 outbreak is contained.

“What I think we’re facing here is a very traumatic event for a lot of people,” mental health strategist and speaker .

“It’s a traumatic societal event for people. And one thing that we know about trauma is that while it’s happening, you do whatever you can do to survive.”
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