Today, Jan. 26, is Bell Let's Talk Day — a chance to open up about mental health. Here at the County, we chatted with Sherri, one of the navigators who supports residents when they reach out to Family and Community Services.
“You can prepare all you want and things still may go sideways — that’s the messiness and beauty of relationship. Conflict is hard but it’s so worth it. Hopefully you come out with a relationship that’s stronger.”
"Although parents have been feeling anxious themselves, we’re seeing a lot of parents reaching out for support. Adults showing genuine care for their child’s well-being is one of the biggest contributors for great resiliency in a child.”
“Vulnerability is going to help us feel genuine and help us keep coping. It's also going to make the relationships we do have stronger.”
“We’ve had to make so many decisions through the pandemic, and we’ve made them with a lot of uncertainty about what’s going on in the world. The cumulative effect of all of these tough decisions is sticking with us."
“For some people the pandemic was harder, for others it was easier. But we experienced this event together. It’s about connection, understanding and common humanity.”
“Having good mental health doesn't mean we are happy all the time. Having good mental health means we can navigate the ups and downs of life.”
With COVID-19 restrictions in place and many people working remotely, the first snow route clearing of the season had to bee coordinated differently.
Thousands of Strathcona County staff continue to work ceaselessly throughout the pandemic to keep our community safe and services functioning as effectively and safely as possible.