Help line launched for Ontario family caregivers as survey shows increase in stress

TORONTO – Family caregivers in Ontario now have a help line if they’re needing respite, a support group or information on issues including tax credits.

The Ontario Caregiver Organization’s CEO Amy Coupal says caregivers are experiencing frustration and even depression as a result of their responsibilities and have responded to a survey saying it’s challenging to find support.

She says a third of caregivers are not coping well emotionally and that number increases to more than half for those caring for someone with a mental-health issue.

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