If you are in distress, you can text WELLNESS to 741741 at any time. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to your local emergency department.

HomeMental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mental health and wellness during the COVID-19 pandemic


Given the ever-changing events around the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all experiencing varying degrees
of a normal reaction to an abnormal event.

While we are not a mental health services provider, and we regrettably cannot respond to requests from individuals or clinicians, we can offer curated, evidence-based information that you can trust. 

In times of high anxiety and stress, it’s more important than ever to safeguard your mental wellness. That includes stemming the tide of non-essential information and paring down your news consumption.

At the Mental Health Commission of Canada, our commitment is to share credible information and resources about maintaining mental health during this time of crisis, and supporting people managing a mental illness in this new context.

For up-to-date information about Canada’s COVID-19 response, please visit the Government of Canada website