More people calling mental health help line as pandemic drags on
2020-07-29 from cbc.ca
The Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington says in the last four weeks, calls to the organization's mental health helpline have increased by about 20 per cent above pre-pandemic levels.
From February to April this year, the organization received about 167 calls a day to its Here 24/7 helpline.
Between mid-June and July, daily calls increased to around 190. In the last four weeks, there has been an average of over 200 calls every day, said the association.
While some people white-knuckled their way through the first few weeks of COVID-19, as time goes by it's getting harder to cope, the organization's executive director told CBC News.
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