Mental Health During the Pandemic and Its Effects on Seniors
The pandemic has critically isolated seniors. We discuss organizations that offer help for seniors who want to talk to about loneliness over the phone.
The pandemic has disrupted the lives of so many people and has critically isolated seniors here in Elliot Lake.
Such an unfortunate circumstance can diminish the mental health of many seniors, as Shelley Proulx, Executive Director of the Counselling Centre of East Algoma, discusses in this interview.
She spoke about how her organization can help with isolation by providing people with someone to talk with over the phone.
The Counselling Centre of East Algoma also has many programs that offer assistance with various problems. For instance, they have a crisis response service for those who feel they are in a crisis situation and a program for women who have been victims of domestic abuse.
Social isolation compounds pre-existing issues and even creates new ones, which is why having access to someone to talk to is crucial for maintaining mental health.
Therefore, the Counselling Centre of East Algoma provides an indispensable service by making sure everybody, including seniors, has someone to communicate with.
Their services are free of charge and they do not have waiting lists, so you can get help as soon as you need it.
Check out the video for advice on taking care of your mental health and details about the Counselling Centre of East Algoma and their many useful programs.