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Global National: Oct. 29, 2020 | Mental health issues on the rise amid COVID-19 pandemic

Across the country, reports of anxiety, depression and mental health issues are growing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and there’s concern not enough is being done to help those struggling. Many provinces and the federal government have committed millions to help tackle the issue, but Abigail Bimman has the story of an Ontario man who says he was turned away.

Crystal Goomansingh reports on a suspected terrorist attack at Notre Dame Basilica in Nice, France, which has the country on its highest security alert.
And, there is intense focus on fears of widespread fraud, intimidation and cyber attacks in the final days before the U.S. election, but as Jackson Proskow reports, officials are on high alert.

For months, President Donald Trump has claimed the only way he can lose the election is if the vote is rigged, raising fears about how some supporters might react to the results. Jeff Semple reports on the concerns about how Michigan’s militias may respond.

Technology is also at the forefront of the election amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and Rob Malcolm has more on how social media companies are facing growing scrutiny and pressure to prevent confusion and chaos on election night.

Plus, Trump and Biden campaigns are both paying attention to the battleground state of Pennsylvania. Global’s Farrah Nasser spoke to a Pennsylvania Senator about why he left the Democratic party to sit as an Independent.

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    who would of thunkit

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    How can Dawna Friesen be broadcasting from Washington tomorrow with the border closed? The elite are exempt.

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    Another Great Study, by the University of Duh

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    What’s covid 19?

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    You disgusting incompetent clowns.

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    HighStreet Killers

    Thank the media and government.

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    There was a time when Canadians could put up with tough times…now everyone is a baby and needs comforting.
    Do you believe that those during the Swine Flu…bitched and whined like we do today? NO! They got off their HIGH HORSE! They took care of Business! Unlike today!
    Just like today the pandemic from over 100 yrs ago shows us many things that is occurring TODAY.
    Learn to understand HISTORY! WE are NOW LIVING History! LEARN from the past, yes. Unless you want to make it harder. That is YOUR CHOICE! Not Mine!

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    we are to help everone in covid-19 to get a vaccie to make better and get everone to get back to work get kids to be at school too. try to be better don't wear a mask no more get things is and no more lockdown okay 2020 is a bad year for all us round the world and in canada and the usa re-open canada.

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    Infuriating that it took a global pandemic for people to realize how bad our mental health care system is in Canada unless you're rich.
    Why is it so hard for people to wear masks and social distance? We could be where Australia and New Zealand are and those with mental health and disabilities would have so much help and resources.

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    Dawna Freisen will be broadcasting from Washington tomorrow? When is the last time you saw an American journalist come to Canada to broadcast or report? Never! Why are Canadians reporting from Washington? We can just watch American news on American stations if we want to see US news!

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    “We are still seeing people sick in the hospital “ . Well I hope they are sick, why else would they be there?

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    "White supremacist" militias are the real threat eh? Have you forgotten about black lives matter and antifa? Or did you just stop showing It because democrats support the riots?

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    Diversity is our GREATEST STRENGTH.

    Canadian Government

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    Pasteurized dairy, gmo wheat, vegetable and seed oils impact mental health greatly.your gut has dopamine and serotonin receptors that affect your brain. Please eat healthy and raw foods. They use the food here to mind numb people. Orthomolecular medicine is real and can heal mental illnesses as serious as schizophrenia. Please google doctor abram hoffer

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    Looks like. T. T. C As more power. Than the. Goverment. Ford. Not Looking into. T. T. C. Buses are Over fill. We're are. The rules. With. Out the people. T. T. C has no. Job

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    My mental health disorder is why I actually was ok during the lockdown. Not gonna lie I had my dark days and nights and self medicated with alcohol and other substances. But what I noticed was people developed mental health issues during this. People who never experienced these roller-coaster, life altering sometimes nightmarish feelings or thoughts before, got hit with them fast and aggressively. So I did say to quite a few people that the rest of the world was catching up to the people who have felt these feelings and lived with them their whole lives.
    Alot of people who suffer with different mental health issues and disorders have isolated and lived like that for most their lives. So me personally… I handled my isolation and lockdown pretty easily. I even helped people who reached out to me for advice and information.
    It was by no means a super enjoyable vacation and it definitely hit me hard some days but I dealt with it and made sure I pushed forward everyday ….
    People got a taste of what some people feel everyday. Mental health can grab anyone, anywhere, anytime.
    Be kind humans
    And rem if at the end of this nightmare we come out unchanged…. that is the real tragedy.

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    Summary: We're controlling you like an animal with propaganda. How does it feel?

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    The poor and sick have always been isolated- welcome to their reality.

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    Crisis death lockdowns isolations covid elections riots suicide sums up the news

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    the bald guy, waving his arms talking about guns….Loser!

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    To those that don’t know the history very well once a very bad individual named Joseph Goebbels said that:
    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Remember we support the state if we stop they will fall. Don’t be afraid time has shown there is nothing to be afraid tests are false positive.

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    They all appear to be liberals. Most of them there was something wrong with them before Covid.

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    All the best to President Trump…❤️✝️🙏

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    For real? Or sugar coated.

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    Another 4 yrs for trump is like hell. This men needs to go and Joe Biden for 1 term then a younger leader take over

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    the mental health system is a failure

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    -virus so deadly the cure is to stay home for 14 days!?!?!?

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    Maybe there should be a camera in every classroom so the parent can look in from time to time to see what's being taught?

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    lol call anything right wing militia groups but in the meantime the left wing have been burning down America for the last year. lol.

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    Trump, Trudeau and COVID-19 is enough to drive us all to the edge.

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    The Trudeau Government is a bunch of communists! WAKE UP CANADA

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    Annette Melnychuk

    I almost committed suicide during the lockdown because my mental health went down hill. I was also turned away help but that happened while I was in the ER. The entire time I was at home and not working I felt like the walls were closing in on me

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    I hope that guy Mr. Hudson gets the proper help he needs. Hang in there brother!

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