Episode 4: Mental Health After Immunity
What will be the short-term and long-term mental health consequences created by the pandemic? How will we deal with issues of addictions, loneliness and suicide that have been exacerbated by the pandemic? How will mental health services and professions evolve in the post-COVID-19 world?
On today’s episode we explore at mental health after immunity. Join us as we talk with Dr. Mary Bartram, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at the Mental Health Commission of Canada; and Lindsey Nadon and Jona Frohlich, clinical psychologists-in-training working in Manitoba and Quebec respectively.
The introductory statement starts at 1:00
Mary Bartram’s interview starts at 3:11 (Interview Transcript)
Lindsey Nadon/Jona Frohlich’s interview starts at 29:28 (Interview Transcript)
Our intermission music comes courtesy of JayWood. The track is “Some Days” from his 2021 EP of the same name. Be sure to check out more tunes at his Bandcamp: https://jaywood1.bandcamp.com/album/some-days
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For anyone struggling with their mental health right now, below are links to resources. We understand it’s not easy to ask for help, but please know that there are a lot of support services available if you are struggling right now.
Canada-wide crisis line: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca/en/
Strategies for managing anxiety: https://www.anxietycanada.com/
Manitoba-specific mental health and crisis contacts: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/mh/crisis.html
Dr. Mary Bartram
Dr. Mary Bartram is the Director of Mental Health and Substance Use at the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Dr. Bartram has led mental health and substance use policy development and implementation with federal and territorial governments, indigenous organizations and NGOs. She completed her PhD in Public Policy at Carleton University, where she teaches courses in public policy and administration. Her research has focused on a range of issues including equity in access to psychotherapy, harm reduction in post-secondary settings, and recovery in the mental health and substance use sectors.
Jona Frohlich received her Master’s degree in School and Clinical Child Psychology at the University of Alberta and is currently completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba. She has experience with a range of mental health concerns and is particularly interested in working with youth and families. Her main research interests involve understanding pathways to substance use and developing accessible treatment for young adults
Lindsey Nadon is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Concordia University (Montreal, QC). She works primarily with youth in a psychotherapy and assessment context, and has particular interests in adolescent and community mental health. From a research perspective, she studies the relation between students' motivation and various aspects of wellbeing across educational transitions.