MK Disability Lawyers partner Rupa Karyampudi was honoured to be featured in a recent article by Legal Matters. Please see an excerpt reprinted below, and visit the Legal Matters website to read the full article.
According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus pandemic has “led to a worldwide increase in mental health problems, including widespread depression and anxiety. People living with pre-existing mental disorders are also at greater risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19 and should be considered a risk group upon diagnosis of infection.”
“There has been a great deal of uncertainty leading to chronic stress in the past two years. People really don’t know what is going to happen next and many are at their breaking point,” says Karyampudi, a partner at MK Disability Lawyers. “There are reports about how Canada’s mental health care system is at a crisis point. It is a significant problem.
“Many of our clients are unable to work and don’t have coverage for therapists or medication and there is a long wait list for government-funded programs,” she tells LegalMattersCanada.ca. “The world may be slowly getting kind back to normal but it doesn’t mean we can expect clear sailing in the immediate future. People are stressed because of the pandemic. They are worrying about new variants. Then there are world events, such as the war in Ukraine, coupled with rising prices and inflation that lead to financial stress.”
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