The past year and a half has been difficult. Very hard for some in fact!
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted some financially, others emotionally, and still others mentally. Many have been affected in more than one way. The strain on people from all walks of life is hard to visualize and even harder to understand for those who are making it through this pandemic “OK”.
Our mental health has taken a toll too. There’s has been a global “surge” in depression according to the latest research.
If you are in crisis, there is help available.
Please go to your local hospital,
call 911 immediately or
locate a Crisis Centre in your area.
For frontline healthcare workers, the last 18 months has been unimaginably hard. Many have reached a breaking point. Most are exhausted. Some wonder where to find the strength to keep going.
“[Frontline healthcare workers are] exhausted; they're frustrated;
and now, unfortunately, in some instances, they are scared.”
Dr. Ann Collins, former president of the Canadian Medical Association
Whether you work on the front lines or not, you can gain a deeper understanding of how to quickly recognize someone in crisis and learn the latest evidence-based tools so you can help. Our Red Cross Psychological First Aid course includes 90 minutes of online learning and then 7 hours in class (at your workplace or in our classroom in Milton).
To add to all the worry and stress, the Government of Canada extension of first aid certificates for frontline workers has now expired.
Questions? Just ask.