Sarnia Speaks: Mental Health and the Pandemic
Time & Location
About the event
In March of 2020, our lives as we knew them changed. According to the World Health Organization, “Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.” Worldwide to date, there have been over 124 million cases documented, and over 2.73 million deaths. There’s no debating that COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the world.
According to CAMH, "It may be a while yet before we know the full measure of the impact of COVID-19 on our mental health, but preliminary surveys indicate that many Canadians are reporting higher levels of psychological distress."
So let's talk about it.
Join us virtually on Wednesday, November 24 to hear about the effect of COVID-19 on mental health in our community directly from frontline workers.
As per the rules and regulations of the County of Lambton and Sarnia Public Library, anyone who attends this dialogue must:
- Register online prior to event (register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/.../sarnia-speaks-mental-health...) - Show proof of vaccination and ID - Wear a mask at all times - Not bring food or drink into the venue
This dialogue is intended to be a safe space for anybody who wants to listen, contribute or learn, and is moderated by a professional with experience in the field. Out of respect for our panelists, moderator and fellow attendees, we ask that if you attend you remain civil and respectful in your comments and questions. This event is not a debate, but a chance to hear the first hand experiences of those in our community.
NOTE: this dialogue is not intended to be a platform to ask for or give medical advice. Due to the nature of an open dialogue, we cannot predict what content will be discussed. Attendees should understand that dialogue will be unfiltered and may include content that could be upsetting to some.
Free for all to attend. For more information, please contact Danielle Catton at firstname.lastname@example.org.