The month of May is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and the well-being of communities across Canada.
Recently visited by Sophie Grazier Trudeau, wife of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau The morning show To highlight important interactions around mental health, especially during the COVID-19 epidemic.
“This is an important issue for every single human being in this country and on this planet,” Trudeau says. “Our mental health is at the core of how we express ourselves, how we feel with other people, how we know ourselves as beings through our entire life path.”
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Trudeau said more than 40 percent of Canadians have said that their mental health has declined since the onset of the epidemic.
She says that some populations are more vulnerable than others, such as indigenous communities, the elderly and the young.
“I have a lot of friends who work in the health industry and they are seeing a lot of young people at risk with their mental health right now,” says Trudeau.
If a person is not getting support in his own home or a close circle of friends, Trudeau says Canadians may look like other resources Welfare with canada, Where therapists or specialists have access to guide them.
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Trudeau says that when she was a teenager, she had problems with food and anxiety.
She says, “We all have a variety of anxieties or sleep disorders or trauma in our lives. “We are all traumatized away from each other. It happens to an accident, a life event, a crazy life story and anyone. Anyone is invincible for mental health issues.”
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She says the more Canadians talk about their stories, the more they can understand what others are experiencing. It is important to show compassion and empathy, especially during an epidemic.
As Canadians remain in isolation in their provinces due to various COVID-19 restrictions, it can be difficult to remain positive.
For Trudeau, practicing meditation and yoga along with staying away from his phone in the morning are practices that have helped him navigate his well during the epidemic.
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“I dedicate my time to create silence within me. … We need to know how to take care of ourselves for a few minutes a day. and you know what? It makes a big difference, ”she says.
“It has nothing to do with the performance. This is just from showing for yourself. … when you do it, you always feel better. “
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