” Just because you
carry it well, doesn’t
mean it’s not heavy.”
– anonymous

In this unprecedented time, many people may need some extra support. Especially when life was already hard.

Sometimes people look like they are managing it all­, their grief or their caregiving responsibilities. But the reality is, it’s a lot to carry and sometimes we all need some support.

With the current COVID-19 pandemic many of us are experiencing layers of grief and stress. In addition to the grief or illness we are already dealing with, we have been dealing with the added stress of a pandemic, that comes with social isolation and fear for our community, our families and ourselves.

Some helpful resources for caregivers, hospice care, and grief support for both adults and children can be found below.

Ontario Caregiver Organization
Organisme de soutien aux aidants naturel de l’Ontario
Ontario Caregiver COVID-19 Resources
The Canadian Virtual Hospice Website

Almonte General Hospital – Coronavirus

Lanark County Pandemic Mental Health Helpline is available to everyone in the community and will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Anyone wishing to connect with a mental health professional can do so by calling the toll-free number 1-833-283-9979

Holidays and special occasions can be a tough time for those who are grieving. Here are links to some good information that we hope can help.

Grief & Bereavement Support from Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program
Grief in Times of Celebration: The Empty Spot from Canadian Virtual Hospice