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Why is mental health rapidly declining in Ontario?


Mental health experts in the Canadian province of Ontario are warning of people’s declining mental health due to COVID and its related lockdowns. In fact, according to the Canadian Mental Health Association, things have gotten much worse because of the second lockdown in the province.

Of course, it’s not surprising, since the province also has one of the most restrictive lockdowns in Canada. Notice, how people are also claiming they are lonely.

The Toronto Sun explains:

The poll suggests only 35 per cent of Ontarians consider their mental health to be “very good” or “excellent,” compared to 52 per cent in the first round of polling in May.

It also shows nearly 80 per cent of respondents believe there will be a “serious mental health crisis” post-pandemic, compared to 66 per cent in August and 69 per cent in May. […]

The poll also found respondents were getting more isolated. Fifty-seven per cent reported feeling lonelier since the pandemic began, with 47 per cent saying they wish they had someone to talk to. And 36 per cent said they are “often, very often or almost always lonely.”

READ: ‘VERY WORRYING’: Ontarians’ mental health continues to deteriorate, poll finds

People around the world have been questioning the lockdowns stating that the problems they cause far outweigh any benefits.

Here are a few more headlines discussing the mental health issues related to the lockdowns. A few suggested we will be paying the price for years after the lockdowns are over:

READ: Coronavirus pandemic is the ‘biggest hit to mental health since World War 2’ and the impact will last for years, top psychiatrist claims

READReport: Suicide rise from lockdowns to kill more than coronavirus in Australia

READ: Italy Reports ‘Alarming’ Spike in Attempted Suicides Among Youth During Lockdowns

READ:UK lockdown causing ‘serious mental illness in first-time patients’

READCOVID-19-related mental health disorders will cause increased suicides, drug overdoses: researchers warn

READ: The impact of coronavirus lockdowns on kids’ mental health

READLockdown-inspired suicides on course to DWARF coronavirus deaths in Australia & in time, even in US – studies

READ: COVID-19-related mental health disorders will cause increased suicides, drug overdoses: researchers warn

READMore youth are dying of suicide, overdose than COVID-19 during pandemic: CDC director

READCalifornia doctors say they’ve seen more deaths from suicide than coronavirus since lockdown

READ: Lockdown-inspired suicides on course to DWARF coronavirus deaths in Australia & in time, even in US – studies

READSuicide, help hotline calls soar in Southern California over coronavirus anxieties

READ: 1 in 4 youth can’t cope in pandemic, Christian mental health expert says peer support is key

READ: Depression Has Skyrocketed During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Study Says

READ: Psychiatrists warn of negative effects of lockdown on mental health

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