The lawyers at Aaron Waxman & Associates are experienced with Disability, Personal Injury and Employment claims.
We know that these are challenging times for everyone. Social (physical) distancing can take a toll on a person’s mental health, especially during holidays where you would usually be having family gatherings.
The Government of Ontario is recognizing the challenges people may face and announced last week that emergency funding would be going to online and virtual mental health supports.
We thought we would put together a list of resources to help you during this time. Below are also a few ideas and resources to help you cope while practicing social distancing.
Seek Credible Information
The amount of information that is out there is overwhelming. It can be hard to ignore all the news alerts and avoid the news.
It is important to check credible news sources because a lot of information is posted on the internet each day, but not all of it is reliable. Credible news sources include The World Health Organization, Health Canada and Ontario Ministry of Health.
Find The Right Amount of “Informed” For You
Stay informed without becoming overwhelmed. It sounds easier said than done with all the information out there. One suggestion is limiting how much time you spend watching or reading the news or what time of day you check the news or limiting it to one source.
Create A Routine
You may find it helpful to have a routine/daily schedule for working from home, meals, sleep, and leisure activities.
Keep In Touch
Social distancing does not mean you have to stop all social interactions. There are many ways to stay in touch with friends and family and check in on them, be it email, text, phone call or video call. Check in on your family, friends and neighbours.
Self-care is important for everyone. Some self-care ideas include meditation, journaling, taking a walk (while physically distancing from others).
The following is a list of resources you may find helpful:
Our lawyers help those whose disability claims have been denied. If your claim for short-term or long-term disability has been denied for any reason, you can contact us for a free initial consultation that can be arranged at a date and time that is convenient for you. We are able to meet with clients by telephone and videoconference.
* This blog is for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute legal advice. Please read our disclaimer for further information.
* All of our lawyers are licensed by The Law Society of Upper Canada
* Office in Toronto and able to represent people in the province of Ontario