Dr. Hazel Othello, Director of the Mental Health Unit at the Ministry of Health said that the Covid-19 pandemic continues to have an adverse effect on many people, particularly young persons.
According to the British Office of National Statistics, there is a sharp elevation in the number of persons reporting high levels of anxiety at the beginning of the lockdown in response to the pandemic, when compared to the last quarter of 2019.
They also noted loneliness as another effect of the virus.
Another institution, Morneau Sheppell, used a Mental Health index to compare trends for a few years.
She also discussed key findings in the mental health index.
The report also noted worry as the most commonly expressed emotion during the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, there was an interesting finding in the report.
Dr. Othello said although the findings were done on Canadians, researchers saw similar trends in Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom.