Taking Care of Our Mental Health
There’s no question the pandemic has put pressures on our mental health. Substance use is on the rise, and more people – including women – are reporting increased stress, depression and anxiety.
11:00am Welcome Remarks
11:05am – 11:30 pm Fireside chat with Manjula Selvarajah, Journalist, Syndicated Columnist and Public Speaker, and Dr. Joanne Bezzubetz, President and CEO of The Royal on leadership and resilience. This intimate discussion will explore what resilience looks like, how do you build it and employ it during challenging times. It will also address how we can mentally prepare for the highs and lows in the road ahead.
11:30pm – 12:10pm Dr. Kim Corace and Dr. Louise Overington will explore increasing substance use during the pandemic, strategies to manage stress, and available support. This session will address how to recognize a problem, and healthy ways to cope with the daily challenges women are facing.
11:30pm – 12:10pm Dr. Rebecca Robillard will discuss the importance of sleep, and unpack key trends, challenges and recommendations as we navigate through the pandemic. Perhaps you are having trouble falling asleep, or simply not getting enough of it. Join us to acquire suggestions for proper sleep hygiene and learn how some simple changes throughout the day can make a difference in your night.
12:10pm – 12:30pm Each breakout will continue to allow for an “Open Dialogue” session.
You have the opportunity to join our “Open Dialogue” breakout rooms to engage with others. If you would like to participate in these interactive sessions, we invite you to turn on your camera and audio to help create a strong connection with fellow community members. You may also observe these breakout sessions without turning on your camera/audio if you prefer.12:30pm Closing Remarks & Wrap-up Stress Buster Activity by Dr. Nicole Loreto
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