CMHA Alberta Survey Report: Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 in Alberta February 2021
The Canadian Mental Health Association, Alberta Division administered a survey between April and May, 2020 to understand the mental health and wellbeing impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Albertans across rural and urban areas. The survey, prepared by the Rural Mental Health Project, is intended to guide future mental health priorities and activities across our province…
Some Key Findings:
- 44% of rural Albertans report that a lack of socialization throughout the pandemic has become a mental health challenge.
- 57% of Albertans say staying connected with loved ones has helped their mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.
- Increased comfort with technology has facilitated more social connections for rural Albertans who may be otherwise isolated throughout the pandemic.
- 49% of Albertans say a focus on their physical activity and health has helped their mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic.
- 42% of Albertans report isolation throughout the pandemic to be the top mental health concern for themselves and their community.
Read the full report to learn more about the survey results.