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Mental health a ‘missing piece’ in feds’ COVID-19 response, say critics, advocates

By Samantha Wright Allen      

NDP MP Don Davies says the situation calls for an ‘extraordinary response’ and supports for mental health, which one advocate says should come ‘imminently.’

Health Minister Patty Hajdu told Senators on March 25 that the federal government was working on a virtual mental health tool as part of Canada's COVID-19 response, which one group says should be announced 'imminently.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As the government rapidly responds to the immediate health and economic needs of Canadians affected by COVID-19, more than two weeks after the country adopted strict isolation measures, advocates say now is the time to address the mental health toll more are likely to face.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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