“the Pulse” @ Vancouver Co-Op Radio, CRFO 100.5 FM, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Isolation and quarantine saved thousands of lives during the pandemic, but UBC Nursing assistant professor says her research is a warning to governments to better consider mental health as well.
Continue reading UBC study: mental impacts of COVID-19 isolation worse on marginalized people
Canada’s National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Right now, Arne Liseth is his brother Keith’s only remaining connection to the outside world.
Liseth is his brother’s sole designated visitor at the long-term care home in Campbell River, B.C., where Keith lives.
And as the number of COVID-19 cases spike in the province, Liseth worries what little social contact his brother enjoys will be cut off again.
Continue reading Will this COVID-19 second wave cut off seniors from loved ones?
National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Outreach workers are running errands or dropping off milkshakes, to get face time with vulnerable kids trapped at home during the pandemic. Counsellors are conducting therapy sessions in parks to better gage a youth’s state of mind while still adhering to distancing protocols. Youth workers are doing what they can to reach isolated children and teens living in the North Island region of Vancouver Island, B.C., and support their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue reading Prolonged Isolation Threatens Youth’s State Of MInd