Dr. Brianna Jaris Statement on COVID-19

 

During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, the mental health challenges that individuals face are at an all-time high. Now, more than ever, it is important that we all come together to support each other and to fight this growing pandemic.

 

In response to the Government of Ontario recommendations, many mental health professionals are beginning to offer teletherapy - telephone or secure video sessions - so that you may continue to receive help in a safe and healthy manner. Continuity of care is incredibly important for individuals beginning or maintaining psychotherapy – rest assured that you will still have access to professional help.

 

In response to COVID-19, I will be providing secure, confidential teletherapy sessions via phone or video that you can access from the comfort of your home or office.

Official, reputable websites for continuing information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic:

 

Government of Canada

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

World Health Organization

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

Government of Ontario

https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

 

 

Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan is a series of measures that Canada is taking to help Canadians facing financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

Canada’s Economic Response Plan (Individual)

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-individuals.html

 

Canada’s Economic Response Plan (Business)

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/economic-response-plan/covid19-businesses.html

 

 

Helpful blogs/articles:

 

A Psychologist’s Tips to Mentally Cope with COVID-19

https://www.drbrianna.com/post/a-psychologist-s-tips-to-mentally-cope-with-covid-19

 

How to Talk to Children about COVID-19

https://www.drbrianna.com/post/how-to-talk-to-children-about-covid-19

 

It's my sincerest hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and healthy. If you need help during this time, please don't hesitate to reach out. We are all in this together.