Doug Ford says we all need counselling for COVID fatigue
Premier Doug Ford is feeling for all of us who are weary of the seemingly neverending pandemic lockdown measures.
He expressed his grave concern about the mental health of his constituents during his press conference on Thursday, a once daily event that will, as of last week, only happen when he has an important update for residents about the state of the health crisis in the province.
Today's briefing was about some much-needed changes coming to Ontario's long-term care system, but the topic of the psychological impacts of the current grey-level lockdown in Toronto, Peel, York and Windsor-Essex also arose.
"I mention it all the time to our health experts... I say 'how do you measure [the health effects] when a person has a small business, they've put everything they have into it, and now they have to declare bankruptcy and they're struggling to put food on the table and pay their rent or mortgage," Ford said.
"We're seeing addictions rise right now, we're seeing suicides rise, domestic disputes... so we have to measure everything."
Doug Ford has been disastrous for my mental health.— James