Mental Health Resources

  • 5 Surprising Ways to Help Seniors Deal with Isolation

    5 Surprising Ways to Help Seniors Deal with Isolation | With senior isolation and loneliness on the rise, it’s likely that you or someone close to you is feeling lonely or isolated. Here are a few surprising ways to help seniors socialize and avoid isolation.

  • Tips for practicing self-care

    During difficult or busy times, it is important to remember to prioritize your mental and physical health. One of the best ways to ensure that you are taking care of yourself is by practicing self-care.

  • Companionship is good for the heart

    It is no secret that social isolation is a growing problem, especially with quarantine still in effect across most of Canada. Currently many seniors are struggling with loneliness and isolation. Having quality connections and social supports can increase happiness and longevity.

  • Self-care is important for frontline workers and caregivers

    If you are a caregiver or a frontline worker you may be experiencing emotional and physical fatigue. It is important to take care of your body and mind while you are taking care of others.

  • COVID-19 resources toolkit

    With isolation due to COVID-19, we may have feelings of anxiety and depression. It is important to have the resources and tools that you need to cope during these uncertain times. We’ve created a toolkit from credible sources on ways to take care of yourself during COVID-19.

  • How to stay connected during self-isolation

    Social distancing is an important measure for fighting the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, but it poses some challenges for seniors such as feeling connected during these unprecedented times. Thanks to modern-day technology, it is easier now than ever before to stay in touch with your family and friends.

  • Senior isolation is a health concern for seniors

    Recent reports show that senior isolation is on the rise. According to the Government of Canada, 16% of seniors experience social isolation, a state in which a person loses contact or communication with other people, communities or groups.

  • Know these senior isolation facts

    It is estimated that 30% of Canadian seniors are at risk of being socially isolated. This can be caused by the loss of a family member, poor health, disability, retirement, change of residence and lack of transportation. Unfortunately senior isolation is on the rise.

  • Self-care is important!

    Self-care can have a life-long impact on your health and well-being. Today we look at the International Self-Care Foundation’s “Seven Pillars of Self-Care” as well as our top recommendation on how you can love and care for one of the most important people in your life - you!

  • You are not alone

    We asked our Spectrum Health Care employees to share encouraging words that they would say to individuals dealing with a mental illness. Here is what they had to say.