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COVID-19 is damaging the mental health of mothers. Here are 4 ways to help

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The challenges of COVID-19 have been 'especially hard' on mothers. Image: Unsplash/Benjamin Manley

Nicole Racine
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Calgary
Erin Hetherington
Postdoctoral fellow, Epidemiology, McGill University
Suzanne Tough
Professor and Max Bell Burns Policy Fellow, Cumming School of Medicine (first role), University of Calgary (second role)
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