During the COVID-19 pandemic many unprecedented events may have happened in your life, and it may be affecting your mental health. It’s important to take care of yourself during these times both physically and mentally.
Should I Care About My Mental Health?
ABSOLUTELY! Having mental health issues can affect your daily life. You can have a lack of motivation, constant feeling of exhaustion, sad thoughts, and occasional headaches. However not all of these can be experienced at the same time, but these are issues that are valid and can be addressed.
Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic it can be difficult if you’re separated from family, having difficult times at work, or facing financial uncertainty. It’s important to know that all problems are important, and your feelings are important. If you feel you may be in need of assistance, therapy from professionals can help you develop coping strategies and understand the root of your mental health issues. It’s also great to have someone to talk to if you are feeling alone.
COVID-19 has affected many people around the world and it’s important to consider your mental health.
Consult Your Doctor!
You are always welcome to discuss with your family doctor for medical referral. They may be able to help you find psychiatric resources that work for you. Your doctors are always willing to help you if they can.
Finding professionals is easy, and the following resources can lead you to them.
Virtual Mental Health Supports During COVID-19
A provincial resource that provides virtual resources to support the:
- general public,
- healthcare workers,
- students and educators,
- victims of family or sexual violence,
- and indegenous peoples.
Comox Valley Therapy Resources
This is not a list showing all therapy resources in the Comox Valley. Visit your family doctor if you want to find the best resource through referrals.
There’s many sources of therapy out in the Comox Valley and we’ve provided a short list to help you get started. (Google is also a great way to find more resources.)
- Cedarwood Counselling and Wellness
- Seahorse Counselling and Consulting
- Conscious Awareness Counselling
- Theravive Therapists
- Counselling Comox
- Psychology Today
- Nourish Wellness
- Karen Turner Counselling
- Pacific Therapy
- Covid-19 Therapy (Healthcare Workers)
We do not endorse any of these resources, but hope that these will help you find an avenue for therapy.
Our site also provides non-professional peer support and conversation. If you’re looking for a new friend, or need someone to help you with stressful daily activities, our community is ready to come to your aid. Make a request for your situation, or check the offers from our community members, they may be looking to help people just like you!
When it comes to your mental health, it is never a bad choice to take care of it. If you need help, it’s only a few clicks away, and there are people out there willing to help you. Accepting help is always the first step, and help is in limitless supply these days. Isn’t that great?