Assessing the Impacts of COVID-19 on Mental Health National Monitoring Survey
University of British Columbia
Emily Jenkins , Anne Gadermann
This is a national survey-based quantitative study, with responses collected May 2020, September 2020, and January 2021.
The study sampled individuals 18 years of age and older, with 9061 respondents nationally across the three rounds of data collection, with 1158 being from BC.
This study investigated whose mental health is most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how the pandemic is interfacing with existing health, social, and structural inequities to widen mental health inequities.
Findings suggest that mental health inequities are widening in the context of the pandemic. Populations who are overrepresented in adverse mental health outcomes include: people with a previous mental health condition or living with disability, young people (18-24), those with low household income (<25k/year), Indigenous peoples, and 2S/LGBTQ+ individuals.
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Daly, Z., Slemon, A., Richardson, C. G., Salway, T., McAuliffe, C., Gadermann, A. M., Thomson, K. C., Hirani, S., & Jenkins, E. K. (2021). Associations between periods of COVID-19 quarantine and mental health in Canada. Psychiatry Research, 295, 113631–113631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.113631Read it