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How the pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on women

Shahroze Rauf
CBC News

Women are struggling to juggle their families, careers and personal well-being

After losing her mother and sister within a year, the pandemic left Valérie Collette with so much work that she started to see her own mental health as dispensable.

"I didn't take the time to make it fit in my routine," Collette says. "I just put it all on the back burner, and I'm like 'well eventually I'll take care of myself.'"

But as the months drag on, she still hasn't been able to find time to care for herself.

After her mother passed away, she became her father's caregiver, too. That's in addition to looking after her son, and her nephew whom she and her husband are in the process of adopting.

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