Mental health is influenced by social, biological, psychological and economic factors. Further, mental illness affects about one out of every five Canadians at some point in their lifetime, including a wide range of conditions such as depression and schizophrenia. Mental health promotion strategies help to strengthen policy, people and communities. This enables individuals to enjoy fulfilling lives, build and sustain relationships and participate in their community. We offer expertise and resources for population-based mental health promotion, mental illness and addressing the social determinants of health.
PHO Rounds: Mostly Worse, Occasionally Better: The First Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the Mental Health of Children and Adolescents in Ontario
This large cross-sectional cohort study examined the impact of COVID-19 emergency measures on child/adolescent mental health for children/adolescents with and without pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses.