It’s Been a Hard Year.
Here, at Children’s Mental Health Ontario, we know that many families and children across the province have been struggling deeply with mental health in these very unusual, trying days. On top of it, parents have been working hard for our families to manage health risks and find our way through the pandemic. For example, the return to school has been extraordinary for so many of us, especially those of us with a child or youth struggling with mental illness. These last few months, we have had to forgo traditional celebrations that are important to families and children, such as Thanksgiving dinners or trick-or-treating on Halloween.
And now, the holidays are upon us.
It’s a lot.
But here is the thing: We are doing it!
We are doing our best – and that is good enough right now. We will get through this next stage, too.