Results for - Parents, women among Canadians struggling most with mental health during pandemic: surveys

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Parents and women are among the Canadians struggling most with mental health issues during the pandemic, results from several new surveys show. The latest findings from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto — which surveyed more than 1,000 adults between Sept.18 and 22 — found around 30 per cent of parents with children under 18 still living at home report feeling depressed. That was roughly 10 per cent higher than the percentage of adults without kids who are feeling the same, the research team found.

The findings also suggest a substantial portion of the population is coping with a mental health issue, whether they're parents or not. One in five adults said they've sought out professional help for mental health concerns, according to the September CAMH survey. Have you sought help for mental health issues during COVID?

1. The findings also suggest a substantial portion of the population is coping with a mental health issue, whether they're parents or not. One in five adults said they've sought out professional help for mental health concerns, according to the September CAMH survey. Have you sought help for mental health issues during COVID?

Yes
12%
353 votes
No
88%
2,647 votes

2. "People with children under 18 are dealing with a lot in the home ... There's greater anxiety and, sometimes, feelings of being down," noted Hayley Hamilton, a senior scientist in the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at CAMH.If you have kids under 18 in the house during this time, do you find you have greater anxiety than usual?

Yes
18%
547 votes
No
23%
681 votes
Undecided
7%
216 votes
Not Applicable
52%
1,556 votes

3. The research found that these are the top concerns impacting mental health. Which is your biggest concern?

Financial concerns due to COVID 19
22%
647 votes
Fear of getting ill
28%
835 votes
Fear of a loved one dying
20%
596 votes
Not Applicable
31%
922 votes

4. The survey found overall that Canadians are growing more fearful of contracting COVID-19 — up to more than a quarter of survey respondents, from around 20 per cent in a CAMH survey conducted in the summer. Do you find yourself more fearful of contracting COVID 19 than in the summer?

Yes
39%
1,165 votes
No
39%
1,184 votes
Undecided
22%
651 votes
10/19/2020 Health & Fitness 3078 47 By: Tellwut

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