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A psychologist's advice for dealing with pandemic stress

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on Canadians who have mental illness and substance abuse problems, says a study by the Public Health Agency of Canada. Psychologist Christine Purdon answered your questions about dealing with the pandemic’s effect on mental health. 

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    The solution is simple. Stop voting for globalists.

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    Really simple. Stop shutting everything down.

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    My left ear enjoyed this very much

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    maybe if all these lefty politicians stopped with their anti human response to this pandemic less people would off them selves.

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    My advice: (1) save your stress for a real pandemic (2) stop watching ALL Canadian mainstream news.

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    Acceptance isn't a good solution and "this is how it's going to be and there's nothing we can do about it" isn't true. You can't just force everyone to stay home and virtually destroy people's lives and expect them to just "accept" it. That's programming not good advice. @9:40 We have choices, including whether or not to follow media advice about anything.

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    For me, I dont have access to the things that make me happy. It's getting colder and darker so going outside is less of an option.

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    this seems like its geared towards urban professionals. imagine how people who suffered from poverty prior to covid are coping. i like to cope by daydreaming about going on a rampage at the cbc office. (in minecraft of course)

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    Government isn't a democracy if majority wealth is in the hands of the minority. Simple.

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    Turn OFF your Tell Lie Vision. Some of the best advice ever for mental health.

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    You only have one channel of audio. Odd for the CBC. Was one of your sound team missing?

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    They where experiencing all that BEFORE because of social media. Maybe stop with silly lock downs that are not actually stopping this just prolonging or "slowing the spread".

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    A common man's advice to CBC : Don't TURN OFF comments selectively

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    I can't understand here in USA, don't know about Canada, but why are churches not open? Gyms are, bars are, bht not churches!! That's part of the problem, I believe. God has been kicked out of the beautiful world He created for us!! Until we invite Him back, we'll continue to have all these problems, my 2 cents worth!!

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    Government is causing more damage and deaths from their restrictions, postponed or cancelled treatments, suicides cause by isolation , than covid does in the first place .

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    Frustrations of Humanity

    If your psychologist is telling you the virus is real, then perhaps the doctor needs some help.

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    Yay mono phone speaker 👍🙃

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    refund my tax for missing the right audio channel.

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    Here's my advice….SHUT OFF THE DAMN TV

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    IN RURAL NOVA SCOTIA ,DOESN'T HAVE INTERNET HOW DO YOU ACCESS ANYTHING !

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    "Limit your news intake". This government has no shame. All this to tell people to be ignorant while our government destroys the country.

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    Open the World !!!

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    How did people deal with 7 years of WWII .. ?

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    if only my right ear could have heard all this

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    I'm on Day 11 of self Quarantine , even after 14 days I might go another week just to play it safe ,and besides none of my friends want to come near me for another few weeks 🤦🏼‍♂️

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    Corporations doing very well thank you while workers lose jobs. This is not right.
    Then she gives wishy washy advice I knew from kindergarten.
    People pay to hear this?

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    And it is not stress. It is the fear everyday covid news bombardment is causing in people.
    What is the plan? I sense something coming. Vaccine? What,?
    This seems like preparation for something.

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    Get out there, get into nature. At minus 35. Good luck with that. My name is not polar bear.

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    Who do we blame for this? Someone has to assume responsibility for the incredibly damaging impacts of the public health response and the public's lack of trust in these decisions.

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    Yeah. That second month in the bunker in April was hard but thank God for weed and beer!

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    Glad to see the news media saying to limit the intake of the news media. Hmm I wonder why — could it be all the fear you spew?

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    My left ear really enjoyed this.

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