#UNIGNORABLE Issue: Mental Health

There is one symptom of COVID-19 that you don’t test for with a swab and that doesn’t require contact tracing or a 14-day quarantine. Yet it is something many

have been dealing with since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic back in the spring: mental health. 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime. This is an #UNIGNORABLE issue in your community.

We fund a number of agencies that help with the social issue of mental health in Peterborough. Click here to see the full list of partner agencies we fund. We work hard to raise funds for these agencies, so they can focus on improving the lives of those living with mental health concerns here in Peterborough.

One of the agencies we fund, Peterborough Youth Services, helps the youth who are experiencing mental health issues. Here is a video from Peterborough Youth Services that talks about the support they receive from United Way Peterborough & District.

Below is a powerful video that shines a light on mental health.

Thank you to Chex News on Global Peterborough for their generous in-kind partnership with this video.

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