Social isolation is necessary in times like these, but that doesn't make it any easier. It's important to make sure that we're staying connected with each other, whether it's a phone call to your parents to check in on their well-being or Skyping with your friend to talk about what you're bingeing on Netflix. It's also important to make time for hobbies, learn some new skills, and try to enjoy a bit of sunshine in your own backyard (but please stay at least 2 meters away from your neighbours!).
Discouraging headlines and over-exposure to social media can have a negative effect on our mental wellness, so the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released a guide to staying informed about COVID-19 while preserving your mental well-being: