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After Immunity

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://​jay​wood1​.band​camp​.com/​a​l​b​u​m​/​s​o​m​e​-days

If you have any thoughts or com­ments on the episode, please email us at after.​immunity@​umfm.​com

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​.cri​sis​ser​vices​cana​da​.ca/en/

Covid-19 men­tal health resources: https://​www​.men​tal​health​com​mis​sion​.ca/​E​n​g​l​i​s​h​/​p​r​o​v​i​n​c​i​a​l​-​a​n​d​-​t​e​r​r​i​t​o​r​i​a​l​-​c​o​v​i​d​-​19​-​r​e​s​o​urces

Strate­gies for man­ag­ing anx­i­ety: https://​www​.anx​i​ety​cana​da​.com/

Man­i­to­ba-spe­cif­ic men­tal health and cri­sis con­tacts: https://​www​.gov​.mb​.ca/​h​e​a​l​t​h​/​m​h​/​c​r​i​s​i​s​.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

    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

    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.