Mental Health and Substance Use During COVID-19: 12-Month Leger Poll started in October 2020
Since the start of the pandemic, concerns about catching the virus, feelings of isolation and hopelessness, financial concerns, job insecurity, the trauma of losing a loved one, or a combination of these and other stressors, have certainly affected us all. However, not everyone has been impacted equally. Starting in October 2020, CCSA and MHCC commissioned Leger to conduct a series of polls over a twelve-month period to explore the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and substance use, with a particular focus on priority populations.
The objectives of this project are to:
- Track the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on mental health and substance use across several priority populations
- Highlight the intersection between mental health and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Inform public health policy and the development of resources related to mental health and substance use