COVID-19 and Mental Health: Policy Responses and Emerging Issues Preliminary Scan

The lessons learned to date from COVID-19, and from earlier disasters and epidemics, suggest that planning and reforms are needed to stay ahead of mental health impacts that will be long term, complex, and may take time to fully emerge. This preliminary scan offers an overview of developing issues for policy makers and the mental health sector to consider. Over the coming months, the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) will work with its key partners to provide additional policy advice in response to COVID-19, in keeping with its mission to support the mental health of people in Canada.

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