“Life is constantly in flux. As people, we crave stability and certainty, and carefully construct road maps for the future — yet the universe has a way of throwing curveballs and sidelining our plans. For most of us, this uncertainty can be a major cause of stress and exhaustion and can negatively impact our mental health. Never has this been more widely experienced than in the last two and a half years as the Covid-19 pandemic ravaged the globe and caused worldwide lockdowns, economic downturn, familial separation and a tragic loss of life for many.
Across Canada and the United States, approximately 1 in 5 people will personally experience a mental health problem, and by age 40, nearly 50% of North Americans will have had a mental illness. Environmental factors, such as meaningful employment, leisure activities, access to nature and community support, play an important role…” Read more.