For decades, mental health issues seemed to fly under the radar. Stigma often kept conditions like anxiety, depression – and those who suffered from them, shrouded in mystery and shame. Thanks to increased public awareness and the growth of supportive programs, fueled in part by the growth in mental health challenges over the pandemic, this has started to change. With 1 in 5 Canadians experiencing a mental illness or addiction problem in any given year, this important topic must remain at the forefront.
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North York General Hospital’s (NYGH) team of mental health professionals, which includes social workers, nursing staff, child and youth workers, psychologists, primary care physicians, and many more, have served the mental health needs of our diverse communities for generations.
Psychologist Dr. Sandra Doyle-Lisek and Therapist Adam Green from NYGH’s Child & Adolescent Mental Health team share insight into anxiety and depression – two prevalent mental health challenges – and tips on coping. As always, please consult your physician if you have any concerns or questions about your personal health and well-being.